Trademark Fundamentals for IP Support Professionals

Due to high demand, PRG will offer its Trademark Fundamentals for IP Support Professionals again in 2017! The course will take place November 6-7, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA and will be taught by Matt Pritchard of Surge IP. Register between now and October 13, 2017 to take advantage of early registration pricing: $795.00. The standard tuition rate of $1095.00 will apply after October 13, 2017.

Trademark Fundamentals for IP Support Professionals unlocks the “why” behind the everyday activities of IP support staff involved with domestic and international trademark prosecution, maintenance and litigation. 

The goal of the course is to increase IP support staff efficiency, productivity and expertise. It is intended for staff professionals at all levels of experience that want to step-up their game and become a more integral and proficient part of their trademark service team.

Numerous real-life examples are used to comprehensively illustrate the conceptual, statutory and procedural reasons behind ordinary activities. The pace and content of the class affords ample opportunity to learn, review and reinforce a complete range of trademark concepts in an interactive and collaborative environment to maximize learning. The program covers the entire range of the trademark life-cycle and includes a review of the following topics:

  • Conceptual Overview of Trademarks
    • Legal Bases
    • Mark Types, Functions, Forms and Selection
    • Acquisition of Rights
    • Enforcement
  • Mark Searching and Clearance
  • Complete Examination of US Prosecution
    • PTO Resources
    • The Application Process
    • Intent-to-Use Considerations
    • Office Actions
    • Maintenance
    • Assignments
    • Divisional Applications
  • TTAB and Litigation Practice Support
    • PTO Resources
    • Appeals, Oppositions and Cancellations
    • Federal Rules and Processes
  • International Consideration
    • General Overview and Relevant Treaties
    • Typical Considerations
    • Complete Madrid Protocol Treatment
    • European and Chinese Prosecution
    • Contentious Matters

Click on the Course Schedule and Syllabus to the left for further details and if you're ready to register, click on the Register Now link below.


  • When

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • The Conference Center at Chemical Heritage Foundation
    315 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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