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Summer Mini 2024

6220 Trademark Prosecution - HUNT- 12445

Professor(s): Lee B. Hunt (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: AsynchDistanceEd     Location:  

Course Outline: 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: (Asynchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. Some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. Any assessment for the course, such as a final examination or a mid-term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.

Summer-mini will start on May 13th and ends on May 31st, 2024. The exam will be on June 1, 2024.


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

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 6/1/2024      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)