The November 5, 2019 program “The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function” co-sponsored by BPLA’s Law School Committee and CLIC at Northeastern University School of Law, addressed the reasoning and consequences of the increase in failure-to-function refusals at the USPTO. The panel covered a wide range of points from core principles of trademark law to procedural implications, with incisive and amusing commentary on a variety of marks subjected to refusal, and strategic and philosophical insights from the brand owner, trademark counsel, and academic point of view.
Daniel McKinnon, New Balance- Josh Jarvis, Foley Hoag LLP- John L. Welch, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks
Panel view
Volume 50, Issue 4
2019 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
Message from the President Deirdre Sanders
Members on the Move
Law School Committee Sponsored Event -The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function
International & Foreign Practice Committee EPO Presentation
Understanding Foreign Filing License Requirements
The EPO opposition timeline tightens
The 2019 Invented Here! Awards Event – Announces the Winners!
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
USPTO meets critical goals to reduce patent examination pendency
Annual PCT and Madrid Seminar
Proposed by-law amendment
Notice of Nominations for 2019-2020 BPLA Board of Governors
Officers and Board of Governors
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