One of the most common—and dreaded—office actions is based on Section 2(d): likelihood of confusion. This happens when USPTO trademark examiners believe the applied-for mark is too similar to a registered trademark. Successfully responding to §2(d) office actions requires both a thoughtful strategy and compelling arguments. In this webinar, M.J. Williams, partner at Wissing Miller LLP, shares tips and discusses approaches that have proven effective in office action responses. 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
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