Programs and Events
Handling Complex Prosecution Issues





I. Filing Tricks and Traps

1. Fees and Classes.

2. Filing Bases.
II. Prosecution

1. Technicalities.

2. Substantive Refusals. 
        a. Failure to function as a mark.
        b. Immoral or Scandalous Matter.
        c. Disparaging.
        d. Deceptive.
        e. Confusion Refusals.
        f. Descriptiveness Refusals.
        g. Refusal based on Geographically Deceptive and Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive Marks.
        h. Surname Refusals.
3. Madrid Protocol Considerations/Extensions of Protection to the U.S.
III.    Enforcement