The Trademark Committee will host its first lunch event of the 2012-13 Bar year on Dec, 5. The speaker will be Mary Denison, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations.
Topics to be covered include Trademark Office statistics for the year, new post-registration procedures, fees, an upcoming revision of the TMEP, transitioning to an electronic Official Gazette, as well as other information relating to Trademark Office operations.
Denison was appointed to her position in June 2011. She oversees the examination and processing of trademark applications. Her office includes the Office of Intent-to-Use, Office of Pre-Examination, Office of Trademark Publication, Trademark Law Offices, and Trademark Services.
Prior to joining the Trademark Office, She was a founding partner of Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on trademark prosecution and litigation. She has been an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for many years, having served as a member of its Board of Directors for three years, vice chair and chair of its Treaty Analysis Committee, and most recently chair of the PTO subcommittee charged with representing the international trademark bar before the PTO. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Denison to a three-year term as a voting member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) in October 2008. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.
This event will be held in Conference Room A of the State Bar of Georgia at noon on Dec. 5.
Members: $15 advance / $25 at the door
Nonmembers: $25 advance / $35 at the door
Students: $10 - pre-registration required
1 hour of CLE credit and lunch are included.
We look forward to Deputy Commissioner Denison’s visit and hope you will attend. Any interest or questions should be directed to the Trademark Committee chair, Ryan Holte.