2021 TTAB Year in Review (RECORDING)
This webinar will address key TTAB developments and trends from 2021. Important TTAB decisions from the last year will be highlighted, with a focus on fraud on the TTAB, false association, descriptiveness, and functionality.
This webinar is sponsored in part by Ropes & Gray LLP.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Lara Ameri joined Ropes & Gray's IP litigation practice group in 2021. During law school, Lara interned at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in the Commission’s Honors Program. Lara served as a teaching assistant for intellectual property and patent law classes. Prior to law school, Lara worked as a paralegal in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group.
David Armendariz practices trademark and copyright law with a primary focus on litigation and policing. David represents clients in contentious matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and federal courts throughout the country. His experience includes four years with Vinson & Elkins LLP. Before entering private practice, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Debra H. Lehrmann on the Supreme Court of Texas. David earned his J.D. with High Honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a Chancellor. David also served as Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Peter M. Brody
Ropes & Gray LLP
Peter Brody has been successfully litigating intellectual property cases and other complex disputes in federal and state courts across the United States for over 30 years. A member and former chair of Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation group, Peter has litigated every type of IP case –patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and false advertising - as well as a wide range of constitutional, administrative, and contract disputes. Peter also has substantial experience in alcoholic beverage laws and regulations. In addition to his trial and appellate practice, Peter has served as lead counsel in numerous domestic and international arbitrations, as well as hearings and proceedings before federal and state administrative agencies. Peter’s broad-based litigation experience enables him to see the big picture and to present complicated and technical matters in a clear and easy to understand manner.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Jon Jekel is an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and author in California, where he advises clients on a wide variety of domestic and international copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, data privacy, and business-related matters. In his free time, he writes science fiction, practices yoga, rides a Peloton, kayaks around San Diego, builds furniture, and collect LPs.