IP Prosecution Pitfalls in Litigation (Part 2): Trademarks and Copyrights

March 4, 2014 at 11:00am12:00pm

Did you know that including your trade secret in a copyright filing makes it public record and no longer a trade secret? Or that the wrong set-up of an IP holding company could leave an entire trademark portfolio at risk for abandonment under naked licensing principles?These are but a sample of what can go awry in trademark and copyright prosecution when practitioners don’t mind the details. A little strategy and an attentive eye can go a long way to enforcing your IP rights down the road.

Join Dinsmore IP attorneys Karen GauntLynda Roesch and April Besl to explore the world of copyright and trademark prosecution — how the devil really is in the details when using these tools. Drawing from examples they have seen in their law practices, you’ll learn tips and tricks that can make your protections rock-solid.

In our complimentary, 60-minute webinar, you'll learn about: 

 • The importance of selecting first-use dates
 • How a questionable specimen can leave an entire trademark registration vulnerable to cancellation by a third party
 • The importance of proper identification drafting
 • Authorship/ownership: How naming the correct owner is crucial in any future actions for trademark infringement
 • Copyright Office deposits: Like we said, be careful what you submit!



Karen K. Gaunt Partner
Karen counsels clients on both transactional and litigation matters involving all aspects of domestic and international trademark matters, copyright, advertising, Internet, licensing, and trade secret law. She has represented such national brand owners as The Procter & Gamble Company and other well-known brand owners in the luxury eye wear, financial, music, health care and toy industries.

Lynda E. Roesch Partner
Lynda is a veteran IP attorney counseling clients on trademark clearance and registrations and prosecuting trademark applications for over 30 years. In her career, she has been active in the IP community, helping to draft federal legislation and serving as General Counsel for the International Trademark Association (INTA). She was also named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio.

April L. Besl Associate
April helps clients with non-patent intellectual property issues including trademarks, copyrights, social media, Internet law, advertising and trade secrets. She has extensive experience in emerging issues related to the impact of social media, the web, and technology on business and marketing strategies.