Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
A former USPTO examining attorney, Rebeccah’s practice at Wenderoth encompasses trademark clearance, registration and enforcement, focusing in particular on brand selection and management, and on litigating trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Rebeccah is a frequent lecturer and author on intellectual property topics and polyglot, whose practice in maintaining global and domestic brands takes her across the United States and around the globe.
“2009 Trademark Decisions of the Federal Circuit,” American University Law Review (April 2010)
“It’s All Relative: Taste, Timing, and Einstein’s Rights of Publicity in a Post-Twitter World.” ABA Landslide Intellectual Property Law Magazine (September/October 2013)
Moderator, Webinar, “TTAB Topics Related to Summary Judgment Motions” American Bar Association (February 2014)
“Annapolitan Mumbo Jumbo: The TTAB, Distinctiveness, and the DMV” ABA Landslide Intellectual Property Law Magazine (May/June 2014)
Panelist, Webinar, “Navigating Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings at the TTAB” Clear Law Institute (May 2015)
Still Denying Thy Father and Refusing Thy (Sur)name: A Comparative Perspective on Surname Mark Protection in the United States” Intellectual Property Law Magazine (May 2015)
“Roll Another (Serial) Number for the Road: The Long, Strange Trip of Marijuana Mark Protection” ABA Landslide Intellectual Property Law Magazine (May/June 2015)
Instructor, Madrid Agreement/Protocol Registration Workshop – International Trademark Workshop for Paralegals
Half Moon Education Inc. (June 2015)
“Anime, Manga, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will Fan Works Be Spirited Away by TPP Copyright Restrictions?” Asia IP Magazine (November 2015)
Protection for Marijuana Trademarks
ABA GP SOLO (December 2015)
Panelist, “Pure Bologna or Pure Baloney: The Global Food Fight Over Geographic Indications” ABA-IPL Spring Conference (April 2016)
“Government Cheese & Grana Padano: The Global Meltdown Over Geographic Indications” (Forthcoming) ABA Landslide Magazine (September/October 2016)