David Kera, Of Counsel at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP Selected by ExecSense to Lead Webinar

November 16, 2009 – Firm News

David Kera, Of Counsel at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt, LLP has been selected by ExecSense to lead a webinar on Understanding the Instant Impact on IP Lawyers of Cold War Museum, Inc. v. Cold War Air Museum, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2009) on “Acquired Distinctiveness” Trademarks and TTAB Cancellation Proceedings, recognizing him as a distinguished leader in the field.

(San Francisco, CA) (November 13, 2009) David Kera, Of Counsel at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt, LLP has been selected by the speaker board of ExecSense (www.ExecSense.com) to lead a webinar on Understanding the Instant Impact on IP Lawyers of Cold War Museum, Inc. v. Cold War Air Museum, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2009) on “Acquired Distinctiveness” Trademarks and TTAB Cancellation Proceedings. The webinar is now available for download and watching on a computer, mobile device, iPod or printed and viewed offline at http://execsense.com/details.asp?id=544

“Understanding the Instant Impact on IP Lawyers of Cold War Museum, Inc. v. Cold War Air Museum, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2009) on ‘Acquired Distinction’ Trademarks and TTAB Cancellation Proceedings” is a time efficient way to be in-the-know on the most up to date facts and ramifications of this case and take proactive steps on behalf of current and prospective clients it could impact the most. Lawyers should take the 60 minutes to view this webinar (via computer, mobile phone, iPod or printed out) to make sure they have answers ready to key questions they are sure to be asked on the immediate ramifications of this decision by colleagues, clients and other professionals with whom they discuss the case, as TTAB cancellation proceedings may proceed very differently than in the past.

According to Catharine Lloyd, head of speaker relations for ExecSense, “We were honored to have Mr. Kera lead a webinar on this topic. His work is highly regarded in the industry and the webinar a great resource for lawyers.”

According to Mr. Kera , the Federal Circuit’s decision in the Cold WarMuseum appeal will have a profound effect on the extent and nature of discovery in contested proceedings over marks claimed to be registrable on the basis of acquired distinctiveness and on the character and amount of evidence adduced by a party that is contesting the registration of the mark.

For complete information or to purchase this webinar, please visit http://execsense.com/details.asp?id=544 or call us at (415) 453-3003.

About David Kera

David Kera is Counsel at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt, LLP, in Alexandria, Virginia. He was the administrative Trademark Judge of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1975 to 1981. He was a Reporter for the International Trademark Association on developments at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from 1990 to 2005. He is a Practitioner in Trademark Law, including numerous cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Franklin Pierce Law Center with responsibility for teaching the course on practice at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Past and was from 1991 to 1996 an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School. He has been a lecturer at New York University Law School and George Washington University Law School. He is the author of numerous articles and participant in numerous continuing legal education programs.

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