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Trademark: 2019 Mid-Year Review and What's to Come

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: July 31, 2019
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  • 2019 Mid-Year Review from the Trademark Office
  • Law and Policy Review
  • Initiatives
  • Resources
  • Recent TTAB Developments
  • Practitioner's Perspective: How the Courts See It
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: July 31, 2019
For NY - Difficulty Level: Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


Join us as we provide a mid-year review of the top decisions surrounding the protection of trademarks in 2019. Our panelists will speak to the impact these decisions had on the protection and enforcement of clients trademark rights, as well as forecast what's to come in the new year.

This program was recorded on July 31st, 2019.

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Michael B. Adlin

Administrative Trademark Judge

Michael Adlin is an Administrative Trademark Judge with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). He previously served as an Interlocutory Attorney with the TTAB, and before that was an Attorney-Advisor with the USPTO’s Office of Enforcement, part of the USPTO’s Office of External Affairs.

Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Adlin was in private practice as an associate, of counsel and partner with the national law firms Arter & Hadden, Piper Rudnick and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, respectively.

Mr. Adlin received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy from Duke University.

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Jennifer D. Chicoski


Jennifer D. Chicoski is the Administrator for Trademark Classification Policy and Practice in the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Ms. Chicoski oversees the Trademark Classification Policy & Practice unit under the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy. Known familiarly as “ID/Class,” this unit consists of subject matter expert staff attorney advisors who provide guidance to trademark examining attorneys, trademark specialists and other USPTO personnel as well as to external customers on complex matters of international classification under the Nice Classification System and USPTO’s policies regarding identification of goods and services in trademark applications.

Ms. Chicoski joined the USPTO as a Trademark Examining Attorney in 1997. She was named an Examining Attorney of the Year by the American Intellectual Property Association in October 1999. In 2003, Ms. Chicoski served on detail to the International Relations group of the USPTO’s Office of External Affairs. During her tenure she worked on issues including the Internet domain name registration system, geographical indications, and trademarks. She represented the USPTO and served as an intellectual property advisor to the members of the United States delegations to two quarterly meetings of ICANN - the Internet Corporations for the Administration of Names and Numbers – in Brazil and Canada.

In February 2006, Ms. Chicoski joined the staff of the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks. As part of the Legal Policy and Petitions office, she reviewed petitions to the Director relating to trademark matters at various stages of application prosecution and registration process and reviewed interlocutory orders of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Chicoski served as the attorney liaison to the USPTO’s Madrid Processing Unit (MPU), and has advised the USPTO’s delegation to the Legal Development Working Group for the Madrid System at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She has attended several sessions of the Working Group on the Legal Development of the Madrid System and a meeting of the Preparatory Working Group of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Agreement on Classification of Goods and Services.

In addition to her regular duties, Ms. Chicoski also lectures at various intellectual property seminars and symposia, including USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, WIPO’s Madrid Seminar in Geneva, Switzerland, and the WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property. She has also spoken internationally at events in Bogota, Colombia and provided technical training to personnel from a variety of intellectual property offices, including the Mexican Institute for Intellectual Property (IMPI) and the Malaysia Intellectual Property Office (MyIPO). Frequent topics of her lectures include the Madrid System, Territoriality, Regional and International Trademark Systems, Trademark Goods and Services Identification and Classification Practice, and Letters of Protest Practice at the USPTO.

Ms. Chicoski holds both a bachelor’s of science in business administration and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University, and is a member of the bars of the states of Maryland and Florida and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik

DPW Legal

The Florida Bar has certified Dineen as an expert in both intellectual property law and appellate practice – making Dineen the only lawyer in Florida simultaneously certified in both of these practice areas.

Dineen focuses the intellectual property side of her practice on copyright, trademark, and trade dress litigation and counseling. She also has extensive experience litigating trade secrets and business torts cases, often securing a positive resolution for the client without the need of a trial. Dineen has litigated cases concerning the protection of the shape of faucets, the protection of a design on airport shuttle vans, the names of check cashing stores, the scope of a copyright in a trivia quiz, several cases involving the protection of software, and the proper royalty to be paid to the owners of sound recordings for webcasting of their performances. She was also among the first lawyers to litigate the scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbor provisions, and helped protect internet service providers from subpoenas from the recording industry.

Dineen’s appellate practice began with a clerkship for the Hon. Susan H. Black of the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She has written both merits briefs and amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court and numerous Federal courts of appeals. Dineen also frequently appears in each of the Florida district courts of appeal.

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