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Summer Mini 2020
6220 Trademark Prosecution - HUNT- 16432

Professor(s): Lee B. Hunt (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: This course has been moved to Summer I    Location:  

Course Outline: If UH mandates during this term that alternate delivery of courses is required, as occurred during Spring of 2020, please note that this course will either be: (1) delivered via distance education and/or primarily electronic interaction; or (2) cancelled due to the adjunct instructor’s constraints as to teaching in that mode.

This two-hour course provides hands-on training and instruction on the procedure of Trademark prosecution, from pre-application searching and client admonishment through the filing of renewal documents ten years after registration. Particular attention will be paid to the bases for application-filings and common refusals. Class discussion will focus on the law, precedent, and the USPTO’s Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure. The course will also familiarize students with the electronic systems used by the trademark bar for searching databases of current registrations and pending applications, filing electronic applications, and responding to official correspondence issued by the USPTO. Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and understanding required to prosecute a trademark registration for others when licensed to practice law.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=12. This course will meet on Monday May 11th to Thursday May 14th, from 10 AM to 5 PM with 10 minute break and 1 hour lunch daily. The final exam will be on Friday May 15.

Prerequisites:  While trademark law or IP Survey would be helpful, neither is required.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/15 10am-noon      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: