Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Intellectual Property

    • Lecture

    • Objectives + Supplemental Material

    • Key Terms

    • Intellectual Property: What is it and why does it Matter?

    • The Role of a Paralegal

    • Types of IP Filings

    • USPTO/IP Office Tools

    • Software Tools

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 2

    Selecting + Preparing Trademark Applications

    • Lecture

    • Objectives and Supplemental Material

    • Key Terms

    • Trademark Selection Process

    • Trademark Searches

    • Elements and Requirements of Trademark Applications

    • Filing Strategies

    • Filing with TEAS

    • Trademark Prosecution Timelines + Lifecycle

    • Intake Forms

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 3

    Docketing Trademarks

    • Lecture

    • Objectives and Supplemental Material

    • Docketing Basics for Trademark Fillings

    • Best Practices

    • Communicating with Parties

    • Using IP Office integrations in Docketing Systems

    • Managing up with Docketing Systems

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 4

    After Applying for a Trademark

    • Lecture

    • Objectives and Supplemental Material

    • Key Terms

    • Steps after the Application

    • Office Actions

    • Corresponding with the USPTO

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 5

    After Registering for a Trademark

    • Lecture

    • Objectives and Supplemental Material

    • Renewals

    • Corresponding with Clients

    • Ownership and Trademarks Rights

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 6

    Monitoring & Enforcement of Trademarks

    • Lecture

    • Objectives and Supplemental Material

    • Why Do We Monitor Our Trademarks?

    • How and What Should We Monitor?

    • When Should We Enforce, and How?

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 7

    Trademark Ethics for Nonlawyers

    • Lecture

    • Objectives and Supplemental Material

    • Key Terms

    • Practice Before the USPTO

    • What is a Nonlawyer?

    • What Can You Do?

    • Foreign Applicants

    • What is Your Obligation?

    • Chapter Quiz