Broadcast Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Important rule changes under the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020 have been implemented in efforts to streamline key trademark procedures as well as to combat the surge of filings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The new regulations are likely to have a profound impact on several aspects of the trademark law and practice.

In this LIVE Webcast, leading trademark attorneys Steven D. Lustig (Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP) and Daniel I. Schloss (Greenberg Traurig, LLP) will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent  significant amendments resulting from the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020. Speakers will also offer practical strategies on how to harness the key benefits of the newly-introduced procedures.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are: 

  • Notable Changes Under TMA
  • Significant Impact on Trademark Owners
  • Key Advantages of the Amendments Under TMA
  • An Outlook



Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of trademark laws


Course Code: 



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Daniel I. Schloss, Of Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Daniel I. Schloss is Of Counsel in Greenberg Traurig’s IP & Technology Practice Group. He advises clients in connection with the development, protection, licensing, transfer and commercial exploitation of intellectual property and technology. His practice focuses on brand development and licensing, trademark and copyright registration and protection, and intellectual property counseling in a variety of corporate transactions and financings. Daniel also has deep experience with Internet domain name disputes, trademark and copyright infringement matters, and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Steven D. Lustig, Counsel
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

With over 20 years of experience, Steven D. Lustig’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law – from due diligence to enforcement. His international clientele ranges from individuals to large multinational companies. While his practice is in every commercial area, his is particularly experienced in the automotive, pharmaceutical, apparel, and technology industries.


Segment 1:

Daniel I. Schloss, Of Counsel

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  1. Timing and tactical considerations for bringing an Expungement or Reexamination Petition or TTAB Cancellation Proceeding Based on Non-Use
  2. Strategic impact of availability of these new procedural options on trademark clearance
  3. Potential for greater utility of Letters of Protest
  4. Defending non-use claims / evidence of use
  5. Practical considerations for trademark registration owners

Segment 2:

Steven D. Lustig, Counsel

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

  1. Expungement/Reexamination Petitions - Prima Facie Case and Reasonable Predicate For Non-Use
  2. Drafting Expungement/Reexamination Petitions
  3. Drafting the Verified Statement
  4. Drafting the Itemized List of Evidence
  5. Evidence of Non-Use


Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trademark Lawyers & Consultants
  • IP Lawyers & Consultants
  • Brand Managers
  • Brand Owners
  • In-house Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel


Daniel I. SchlossOf Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Steven D. LustigCounsel
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP



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