Alt Legal’s Year in Webinars2022 Edition
Alt Legal Team | December 08, 2022
2022 has been another great year for Alt Legal Webinars! This year we held 13 webinars with 3,000 registrants covering important IP and trademark law topics including the Trademark Modernization Act, TESS searching, NFTs, and more. Those attending live received free CLE credit! Take some time over the holidays to catch up on any webinars you might have missed throughout 2022 and be sure to join us for more webinars in 2023!
Check out our 2023 event calendar
Firming Up Your Plans: How to start your law practice
Former Barclay Damon attorney Katie Markert kicked off the 2022 series with an inspiring discussion about the planning process that goes into founding a law firm. She discusses creating a business plan, addressing ethical obligations and fiduciary duties during the notice period, and tackling the first 6 months in business. Learn more. You can download all of the webinar materials here and view the webinar recording here.
IP Matters: Practical ways that IP lawyers can advance social justice
This enlightening webinar is a live rebroadcast of an Alt Legal Connect 2021 session, where Kimra Major-Morris, Tyra Hughley Smith, and Christian Williams provide a practical perspective on how IP lawyers can contribute to social justice in their everyday practices. The presenters discuss why social justice is not just for civil rights lawyers and how the IP field contributes to systemic injustice. Learn more. You can download all of the webinar materials here and view the webinar recording here.
2(D)iscover Potential Infringement: Using Alt Legal’s §2(d) Watch Effectively
In this webinar, Alt Legal Marketing Specialist and former trademark attorney Saryn Koche and Alt Legal Director of Customer Success Sophia Ottinger walk you through the various types of trademark watch services, guide you through using Alt Legal’s §2(d) Trademark Watch, and provide an overview of opposition strategies, including the new Letter of Protest procedures outlined in the TMA. Learn more. You can download all of the webinar materials here and view the webinar recording here.
Copyright and Copywrong: What trademark attorneys need to know about copyright
In this webinar, copyright whiz Tyra Hughley Smith, instructor of Copy Curious copyright course for attorneys, walks you through the top five things trademark attorneys should—but often don’t—know about copyrights. She discusses the intersection between copyright and trademark law, practical ways to protect clients who need broad intellectual property protection, and how to expand your practice to include copyright protection. Learn more. You can download all of the webinar materials here and view the webinar recording here
Why go WIPO? Key considerations, from cost to culture, when filing trademarks around the world
In this webinar, Rosie Burbidge from London law firm Gunnercooke LLP talks through the opportunities and risks associated with expanding clients’ national trademarks internationally. She discusses WIPO pros/cons, key questions to ask foreign counsel, clearance conundrums, global quirks, technology and tools for managing global portfolios, and more. Learn more. You can download all of the webinar materials here and view the webinar recording here.
Trademark Ethics – Five Things That Might Keep You Up at Night
Ethics issues—whether raised by the state bar or by the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline—can create problems for trademark lawyers. During this webinar, former USPTO OED Attorney Emil J. Ali (now at McCabe & Ali, LLP) walks us through in-depth hypotheticals based upon real issues trademark lawyers face. He discusses common problems specific to trademark practitioners including specimens, conflicts, and more. Learn more. You can download all of the webinar materials here and view the webinar recording here.
High Hopes: Cannabis Trademark Applications at the USPTO
In this webinar with Dykema Gossett attorney Rachael Dickson—who specialized in cannabis trademark registrations while working as a trademark examiner at the USPTO— discusses the USPTO’s current policies toward cannabis trademarks and strategies for obtaining protection. She reviews cannabis legality in the United States, cannabis trademark applications at the USPTO, marijuana and the CSA, hemp and the FDCA, Delta-8 THC, psychedelics, and more. You can download the presentation materials here and view the webinar recording here.
Overlapping Your Boundaries: Layering copyrights, patents, and trade dress to bolster brand protection
In this webinar, IP Professor and patent/trademark attorney Lolita Darden discusses how to layer different types of IP to increase protections. She explains when to file different IP filings to maximize protection; requirements for trade dress, design patent, and copyright protection; and how to determine which IP protections are best for a particular client. Learn more. You can download the presentation materials here and view the webinar recording here.
What’s the Meta with You?: Trademark protection in the metaverse
In this webinar, presenter Nerissa Coyle McGinn of Loeb & Loeb provides an overview of the most recent Web 3.0 developments and the legal issues that brands and agencies need to tackle in the metaverse. She discusses metaverse basics and issues specific to the metaverse, including jurisdiction issues, best practices for protecting marks, enforcing brands’ rights, licensing issues, and more. Learn more. You can download the presentation materials here and view the webinar recording here.
International Numbers: Expanding your trademark portfolio around the globe
In this webinar, Olivia Clavio of TYZ Law explains how to meet and collaborate with foreign counsel to expand your portfolio and how and when to discuss international filings with clients. Then Alt Legal Director of Customer Success Sophia Ottinger discusses best practices for docketing and managing international filings in Alt Legal’s Docketing Software. The presenters explain how to speak with clients about their business plans, how to build connections with and vet foreign counsel, how to docket and report foreign matters, and more. Learn more. You can download the presentation materials here and view the webinar recording here.
Let’s Not Agree 2(D)isagree: Combatting likelihood of confusion office actions
In this webinar M.J. Williams, partner at Wissing Miller LLP, shares tips and discusses approaches that have proven effective in responding to §2(d) (likelihood of confusion) office actions. With an eye for efficiency and opportunities, M.J. offers practical solutions for a range of scenarios, including demonstrating the marks are dissimilar, distancing the marks’ goods or services, proving the cited mark is weak, attacking the cited registration, negotiating coexistence with the cited mark’s owner, and more. Learn more. You can download the presentation materials here and view the webinar recording here.
Upon Further Examination: Trademark Applications from the Examiner’s Perspective
In this webinar, former USPTO trademark examiners Rebeccah Gan, Erik Pelton, and Brent Radcliff share details about how the trademark application and examination processes work. They provide their insider perspective, discuss recent changes to how examiners handle some key issues like specimens and generic refusals, and explain procedures for maximizing success. In particular, the presenters provide quick and easy checks to minimize administrative office actions, discuss top reasons why trademarks are refused, explain how to predict examiners’ actions, and provide tips and tricks for responding to office actions, including knowing when to call the examiner. Learn more. You can download the presentation materials here and view webinar recording here.
Meet Your Match: Introducing Alt Legal Trademark Application Match
In this webinar, Alt Legal team members Charlie Hammel, Saryn Koche, and Joe Quinn discuss trademark monitoring services. They provide an overview of the types of monitoring products that are available and discuss which types fit which situations best. Additionally, the presenters provide a first look at Alt Legal’s brand new Trademark Application Match product which monitors all US marks in your portfolio against newly-filed US trademark applications. You can download the presentation materials here and view the webinar recording here.