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The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020


Speaker(s): Patrick J. Jennings, William P. Atkins
Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2021
PLI Program #: 320152

Pillsbury Intellectual Property partner Pat Jennings has extensive experience in every aspect of trademark law, providing counsel that is both seasoned and practical.

Pat represents clients in a wide range of industries, from banking, beverages, chemicals and cosmetics to fashion, communications, transportation, pharmaceuticals and technology. His practice encompasses trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution, portfolio maintenance and management, due diligence, enforcement, domain name disputes, licensing, and oppositions and cancellations. Before joining Pillsbury, Pat was a trademark examining lawyer at the USPTO.


Pillsbury partner William Atkins has been lead counsel in 125+ intellectual property and bet-the-company litigations during his 25+ years with the firm.

Recognized for resolving complex IP issues, Bill is a trial lawyer and registered patent lawyer who has won jury verdicts and decisions for both sides in court, the ITC and the USPTO. He is also adept at resolving disputes. Experienced in patent, trademark, trade secret, Lanham Act, unfair competition and copyright matters, Bill is editor-in-chief of two Bloomberg BNA treatises, Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook and The PTAB Handbook.