1 Day Virtual Trade Mark Administrator Training Course: Ideal Training for Administrators, Formalities Assistants and Other IP Support Staff


Dublin, May 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Trade Mark Administrator Training Course" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This one-day trade mark administrator training course has been specifically designed for trade mark administrators, formalities assistants and other IP support staff dealing with trade marks.

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of:

  • What trademarks are
  • How to choose new trade marks
  • The process of registration at UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Contentious proceedings
  • Recording changes on the Trade Mark Register
  • Administration of your domain name portfolio

The expert trainer will use her extensive experience and knowledge to bring the topics alive and work through a number of case studies throughout the sessions to ensure delegates get the most from this course.

Why you should attend

  • Improve your understanding of the trademark process
  • Learn how to register your trademark using the most commonly used registration systems
  • Understand the importance of accuracy in your role
  • Gain practical time-saving tips
  • Get insights into best practices

Who Should Attend:

  • Trademark/Patent Administrators
  • Formalities Assistants
  • Legal Assistants
  • Paralegals
  • IP Support Staff
  • Others wishing to learn more about trademark administration

Key Topics Covered:

Introduction to trademarks

  • What is a trademark?
  • Why register a trademark?
  • The structure of the registers (typically national v. the more international nature of many businesses)

Choosing new trademarks

  • Inherent registrability and market acceptability
  • Relative registrability; searching and clearance
  • Lawyers in collaboration with marketing colleagues

Registration and prosecution

  • Understanding registration at UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Applying to register
  • Communicating with the UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Outline of the process
  • Objections (relative and absolute grounds)
  • Responses, evidence and acquired distinctiveness

Pitfalls and practicalities around the world

  • Timeframes
  • Sanctions
  • Documentary requirements
  • Office practices

Contentious proceedings - opposition, invalidity and revocation

  • Opposition
  • Revocation
  • Invalidity
  • Evidence

Hearing and appeal

Recording changes on the trade mark register

  • When will you need to record changes and why?
  • How to deal with changes

Renewal and maintenance

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Renewal agencies v. In-house

Administration of a Domain Name Portfolio

  • Overview of portfolio management
    • Use of Domain Name Management Companies
    • Watching services
  • Maintenance of domain names
    • Renewals
  • Achieving a 'tidy' portfolio
    • Ownership of domains
    • Controlling the filing of domains
    • UDRP - domain disputes
    • acquisition of domain names
    • Pointing/technical issues
  • Social media handles


Victoria Silk

Victoria Silk is Senior Counsel, Trade Marks - New Category Products for BAT. She is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and in-house Counsel. She qualified in London in 2005 and spent 6 years in-house with ICI paints before becoming Virgin's in-house Trade Mark Attorney in Geneva in 2011. She joined BAT in 2017.

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