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Summer Mini 2022
6220 Trademark Prosecution - HUNT- 13414

Professor(s): Lee B. Hunt (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: AsynchDistanceEd    Location:  

Course Outline: This two-hour course provides hands-on training and instruction on the procedure of Trademark prosecution, from pre-application searching and client admonishment through the filing of renewal documents ten years after registration. Particular attention will be paid to the bases for application-filings and common refusals. Class discussion will focus on the law, precedent, and the USPTO’s Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure. The course will also familiarize students with the electronic systems used by the trademark bar for searching databases of current registrations and pending applications, filing electronic applications, and responding to official correspondence issued by the USPTO. Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and understanding required to prosecute a trademark registration for others when licensed to practice law.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Asynchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. Any assessment for the course, such as a final examination or a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.

Summer-mini will start on May 16th and end on June 3th.


Prerequisites:  While trademark law or IP Survey would be helpful, neither is required.

First Day Assignments: Text Book: Chapter 5-- Registration.
Cases to Read:
1. In re E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 476 F.2d 1357, 177 USPQ 563 (C.C.P.A. 1973)
2. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. v. Hunting World, 537 F.2d 4 (2nd Cir. 1976)

Final Exam Schedule: 06/04 9-11am      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (3/15/2022 3:25:31 PM)

Book(s) Required

Trademark & Unfair Competition, Law and Policy
Dinwoodie, Janice, 4th ed
ISBN: 978-1454827825

Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure
Current edition
Hard Copy Not Required