Emil Ali has been keeping very busy representing trademark practitioners in USPTO ethics investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Next Thursday, May 12, Emil will be sharing his insights into the perilous ethical landscape faced by trademark counsel, in a live online webinar. Every trademark practitioner should watch and learn from the mistakes others have made! This is one hour you will not want to miss.
Alt Legal, which is sponsoring the program, describes Emil’s discussion as follows:
The USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) outlines ethical rules and conducts investigations of alleged misconduct by attorneys or their clients. Although many trademark attorneys are unaware of the OED’s existence, let alone its rules, they are still bound to comply with the OED’s requirements and may face significant consequences if they run afoul of OED expectations.
Join Alt Legal on Thursday, May 12 at 4:00pm (ET) for an ethics CLE* webinar, “Trademark Ethics: Five things that might keep you up at night.” There, Emil J. Ali—former USPTO OED Attorney and now Founding Partner at McCabe & Ali, LLP—will discuss complex issues that trademark attorneys may face. By the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to answer questions such as:
- What searching or review is required before I file a trademark application?
- How should I deal with an Office Action that cites my client’s mark?
- When is a trademark applicant no longer my client?
All registrants will have access to the webinar recording a few days after the webinar.
Anyone interested in attending should reserve their spot at the following link: Trademark Ethics CLE.