If your clients are doing business beyond the United States, it is likely you have been asking about trademark protection in other countries. It is also likely that you have been nervous to take on foreign filings for fear of getting it wrong or messing something up. On top of that, terms like WIPO, Paris Convention, and Madrid Protocol can be so confusing, especially if you're new to international filings.
On the other hand, it is an area of trademark practice that is definitely worth learning. Not only will being able to offer foreign filings add value to your current client relationships, it can increase your revenue (!!) by making you more marketable to future potential clients who are looking for that skill set in the trademark attorney with whom they choose to work.
The Filing Without Borders training will give you a foundational knowledge of foreign filings and will be led by Erik Pelton on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023 at 4pm EST/1pm PST.
Below is a general list of what will be covered, but please feel free to bring your questions for the live Q&A afterward as well. The estimated time for the class is 75 minutes.
And yes... ✓ It will be recorded ✓ You have lifetime access ✓ There will be time for live Q&A ✓ CLE credit is offered (woohoo!)
Who should consider applying internationally
Where to consider filing internationally
What is WIPO?
What is the Madrid Protocol?
Key differences between Madrid Protocol and national filings
Trademark classes in different countries
First-to-use vs. first-to-file jurisdictions
Use requirements in different countries
What is an “effective priority date” under the “Paris Convention”?
Issues that arise in Madrid Protocol filings
How to estimate costs and price International filing services