Trademark Fundamentals for IP Support Professionals

PRG is excited to announce a new offering for IP Support Professionals - Trademark Fundamentals for IP Support Professionals! The debut offering of this course will take place July 17-18, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. The course will be taught by Matt Pritchard of Surge IP. Register between now and June 19, 2017 to take advantage of early registration pricing: $795.00. The standard tuition rate of $1095.00 will apply after June 19, 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, July 17, 2017 - Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
    1900 Diagonal Rd.
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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