On June 22, Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani co-presented a CLE on the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) for the Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section. Parna and her co-presenter unpacked the key provisions of the TMA, an amendment to the Lanham Act, which went into effect on December 18, 2021. During the program, the attorneys reviewed the rules for Letters of Protest, implications of a shorter response period for Office Actions, and new procedures for expungement and reexamination of trademarks. They also discussed how non-use may be used as a new ground for cancellation of a registered mark.
Parna is Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Information Privacy & Security Practice Group, and a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice is focused on intellectual property, trademark and copyright registration, licensing and enforcement, and advising on intellectual property portfolios for local, national, and international companies. She also advises businesses on the management and security of personal data and the laws that regulate the collection, use, and protection of personal data.