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Registering Trademarks: Overcoming Section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion Refusals

Greenberg Traurig Of Counsel Draeke Weseman will present the Strafford webinar, "Registering Trademarks: Overcoming Section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion Refusals," on Tuesday, July 9, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET. This CLE webinar will guide trademark counsel in understanding how examining attorneys at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and panels at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decide the issue of likelihood of confusion as it relates to trademark applications. The panel will also outline approaches that work--and those that don't work--for avoiding or overcoming refusals under Section 2(d) of the Lanham Act.

Additional topics discussed will include:

  • What strategies have trademark applicants used successfully to show the lack of confusion and obtain trademark protection despite Section 2(d) refusals?
  • How are the USPTO examining attorneys and the Board treating evidence for and against the likelihood of confusion?
  • What best practices should counsel employ to avoid or overcome Section 2(d) refusals?