The Innovation Firm

When

June 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:00PM EDT

Where

LIVE WEBCAST

LIVE WEBCAST: Protecting Cryptocurrency Brands

Cryptocurrencies are virtual currencies that include Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.  Companies that use a cryptocurrency as part of their business can be dependent upon trademarks to protect the consumer goodwill that supports their business model.  The best protection for the brand names associated with your company’s products and services is obtained by trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The advantages afforded by trademark registration are strengthened by informed selection of each trademark, and by understanding various tactics and strategies that can be employed in the course of obtaining the registration.

This webcast reviewed how companies have protected their cryptocurrency and blockchain brands, and the risks of failing to do so.  Speakers John DuPré and Joshua Matloff discussed the factors associated with properly selecting strong trademarks, and the advantages of registration provided by the USPTO.  The speakers also explained tactics for obtaining the broadest possible protection, as well as best practices for maintaining the strength of your trademarks once registered.

Webcast attendees learned:

  • Factors in selecting a strong and defensible trademark
  • The significance of trademark searching and best strategies
  • How to register your trademark with the USPTO
  • Examples of trademark registrations for cryptocurrencies
  • Proper use of marks to preserve your rights
  • Use of agreements to resolve disputes
  • The purpose of trademark notices and how to use them
  • Types of enforcement actions, when they should be filed, and creative resolution options
 

John DuPré
Principal


For over 35 years, John has practiced primarily in the areas of intellectual property litigation and trademark prosecution. Since joining the firm in 1986, he has been involved in patent litigation, patent interferences, International Trade Commission proceedings, trademark and trade dress litigation, trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings, and copyright litigation. He also has experience in licensing matters and IP counseling. More...

 

Joshua Matloff
Associate


Joshua practices in the areas of computer systems, software, electronics, optics, telecommunications, and mechanical devices/systems.

Josh has experience with U.S. and international clients of all sizes in his patent prosecution practice. He has performed strategic intellectual property planning, including freedom to operate and due diligence analyses. He works on patent applications in a variety of software areas, such as speech recognition, natural language understanding, databases, ticketing systems, social networking, video compression, and storage backup systems. Josh’s computer practice further includes patent applications on various computer systems, including network processors and headset computers. More...

 

Overview

When

June 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:00PM EDT

Where

LIVE WEBCAST

Cryptocurrencies are virtual currencies that include Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.  Companies that use a cryptocurrency as part of their business can be dependent upon trademarks to protect the consumer goodwill that supports their business model.  The best protection for the brand names associated with your company’s products and services is obtained by trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The advantages afforded by trademark registration are strengthened by informed selection of each trademark, and by understanding various tactics and strategies that can be employed in the course of obtaining the registration.

This webcast reviewed how companies have protected their cryptocurrency and blockchain brands, and the risks of failing to do so.  Speakers John DuPré and Joshua Matloff discussed the factors associated with properly selecting strong trademarks, and the advantages of registration provided by the USPTO.  The speakers also explained tactics for obtaining the broadest possible protection, as well as best practices for maintaining the strength of your trademarks once registered.

Webcast attendees learned:

  • Factors in selecting a strong and defensible trademark
  • The significance of trademark searching and best strategies
  • How to register your trademark with the USPTO
  • Examples of trademark registrations for cryptocurrencies
  • Proper use of marks to preserve your rights
  • Use of agreements to resolve disputes
  • The purpose of trademark notices and how to use them
  • Types of enforcement actions, when they should be filed, and creative resolution options
Presenter Bios
 

John DuPré
Principal


For over 35 years, John has practiced primarily in the areas of intellectual property litigation and trademark prosecution. Since joining the firm in 1986, he has been involved in patent litigation, patent interferences, International Trade Commission proceedings, trademark and trade dress litigation, trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings, and copyright litigation. He also has experience in licensing matters and IP counseling. More...

 

Joshua Matloff
Associate


Joshua practices in the areas of computer systems, software, electronics, optics, telecommunications, and mechanical devices/systems.

Josh has experience with U.S. and international clients of all sizes in his patent prosecution practice. He has performed strategic intellectual property planning, including freedom to operate and due diligence analyses. He works on patent applications in a variety of software areas, such as speech recognition, natural language understanding, databases, ticketing systems, social networking, video compression, and storage backup systems. Josh’s computer practice further includes patent applications on various computer systems, including network processors and headset computers. More...

 

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