Programs and Events
U.S. Trademark Prosecution for Japanese Trademark Practitioners

Join your colleagues in Tokyo to a dynamic roundtable on the U.S. Trademark Prosecution Practice.

Tokyo, Japan
Monday, December 15, 2014
3:00 pm–5:00 pm

This program is intended for the practitioner whose practice emphasizes U. S. Trademark Prosecution. The discussion will deal with a practical review of U.S. Trademark Prosecution Practice. The basics of the application will be explored, including the proper Applicant, the elements of technical trademark use, the specimen requirement, the dates of first use etc. We will also explore some of the grounds for rejection of an application and the defenses thereto, including Surname, Section 2(d), Section 2(e) and more. 

Brochure in Japanese (.pdf)

TMI Associates Tokyo Office
23rd & 24th Floors, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-6123

Mr. Shunji Sato, Partner, TMI Associates Tokyo Office (Japan)

Discussion Leader
Mr. George W. Lewis, Partner of Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP (United States)

Registration and Information
Registration to the roundtable is free. Please direct any questions to, and confirm registration by Friday, December 12, 2014 by email to: The roundtable will be conducted in English.