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The standard for trademark law practice.
Gilson on Trademarks, the definitive trademark treatise, features:
• Comprehensive and current treatment of trademark law in the United States, with clear explanations of basic principles and expert discussion of complex issues
• Detailed analysis of infringement, trade dress, right of publicity, false advertising, counterfeiting, dilution and trademark law remedies with extensive case citation
• Full coverage of domain name registration and protection under U.S. law and the UDRP
• More than 450 trademark practice forms on all aspects of USPTO proceedings, complete with drafting guides, practice tips and filing requirements
• Practice forms and drafting guides for federal and state trademark litigation, assignments, licenses, recordal with Customs and domain name challenges
• Four volumes of legislative history of the Lanham Act, organized by section
• Reprint of USPTO's Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP)
• USPTO's Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual)
• USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP)
The TMEP, ID Manual and TBMP are available separately via electronic download.
The treatise is updated 3 times per year.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 General Principles
CHAPTER 2 Distinctiveness and Trademark Subject Matter
CHAPTER 2A Trade Dress Protection
CHAPTER 2B The Right of Publicity
CHAPTER 3 Selecting a Trademark, Establishing Rights and Obtaining Registration
CHAPTER 4 Federal Trademark Registrations
CHAPTER 5 Likelihood of Confusion and Counterfeiting
CHAPTER 5A Dilution
CHAPTER 6 Trademark Licensing
CHAPTER 7 Federal Unfair Competition Law
CHAPTER 7A Trademark Law and the Internet
CHAPTER 8 Trademark Infringement Litigation
CHAPTER 9 Inter Partes Litigation at the TTAB
CHAPTER 9A Ex Parte Proceedings for Trademark Applicants
CHAPTER 10 Foreign Trademark Protection
CHAPTER 10A The European Union Trademark
CHAPTER 11 Standing and Jurisdiction
CHAPTER 12 Claims
CHAPTER 13 Defenses
CHAPTER 14 Remedies
CHAPTER 15 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Filing and Other Procedures
CHAPTER 16 Section 1 or 44 (15 U.S.C. §§ 1051, 1126) Applications for Registration on the Principal Register Based on Use
CHAPTER 17 Applications for Registration on the Principal Register Based on Intent to Use a Trademark
CHAPTER 18 Intent-to-Use Follow-Up Forms
CHAPTER 19 Section 44 (15 U.S.C. § 1126) Applications Based on Foreign Registrations and Priority Claims Under Section 44(d) Based on Foreign Applications
CHAPTER 19A International Applications Based on the Madrid Protocol Originating in the United States
CHAPTER 19B European Union Trademark and Registered Community Design Forms
CHAPTER 20 Applications for Registration on the Supplemental Register
CHAPTER 21 Verification Forms for Applications, Amendments to Allege Use and Statements of Use
CHAPTER 22 Application Drawing Pages
CHAPTER 23 Specimens of Use
CHAPTER 24 Representation Forms: Appointment of Power of Attorney and Revocation, Substitution and Withdrawal of Attorney
CHAPTER 25 Trademark Application Prosecution Forms
CHAPTER 26 Inter Partes TTAB Proceedings Forms
CHAPTER 26A Ex Parte TTAB Appeal Proceedings Forms
CHAPTER 26B Ex Parte Challenges to Applications and Registrations at the USPTO: Expungement, Reexamination, and Letters of Protest
CHAPTER 27 Post-Registration Forms
CHAPTER 28 Trademark Assignments, Licenses, Security Agreements and Recordal Forms
CHAPTER 29 Recording Registered Trademarks and Trade Names with the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and Reporting Criminal Trademark Violations
CHAPTER 30 Domain Name Registration and Challenge Forms
CHAPTER 31 Federal Trademark Prelitigation and Litigation Forms
CHAPTER 32 State Trademark Registration Forms
Appendix 1 The Lanham Act
Appendix 1A Model State Trademark Bill
Appendix 2 Selected Sections in Title 35 of the United States Code Relating to Trademarks and the Patent and Trademark Office
Appendix 3 The United States International Trade Commission
Appendix 4 Alphabetical Listing of Federal Statutes Protecting Names, Characters and Designs
Appendix 5 P.T.O.’s Trademark Rules of Practice (Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations)
Appendix 6 Customs Regulations Relating to Trademarks
Appendix 7 International Trade Commission Adjucative Rules (19 C.F.R. Part 210)
Appendix 8 Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act
Appendix 9 P.T.O. Trademark Examination Guides for Examining Attorneys
Appendix 10 Dictionaries and Other Lexical Sources
Appendix 11 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Appendix 12 Trademark Law Treaty and Regulations
Appendix 13 Madrid Protocol
Other Trademark Laws