Filing and Protecting Your Trademarks

Ashley G. Kessler
James A. Gale
Jonathan E. Gale
Ashley G. Kessler | Cozen O'Connor
James A. Gale | Cozen O'Connor
Jonathan E. Gale | Cozen O'Connor
On-Demand: January 25, 2023
Filing and Protecting Your Trademarks

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

This two hour program will provide an understanding of the basics concepts of trademark, a quick overview on the application process, protection and enforcement, trademark litigation and latest updates, and finally a discussion on the newest hot topic of how trademarks should be handled in the cannabis and CBD sector.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Trademark basics
  • Trademark application process
  • Trademark protection and enforcement
  • Trademark litigation update
  • Trademarks in the cannabis and CBD sector

Date: January 25, 2023

Closed-captioning available


Ashley G. Kessler | Cozen O’Connor

Ashley focuses her practice in the area of intellectual property, including trademark prosecution, licensing, and litigation, and internet disputes. She handles matters relating to ICANN proceedings, trademark proceedings within TTAB, copyright and entertainment matters, and patent litigation matters. In addition, she has experience handling trademark matters for clients in the retail, food & beverage, jewelry, cannabis, CBD, and beauty and wellness industries. Ashley regularly counsels clients on all phases of intellectual property licensing and litigation.

Before joining Cozen O’Connor with the team of IP litigators from Feldman Gale, Ashley was head of Feldman Gale’s Trademark Prosecution department, overseeing all filings with the USPTO. While in law school, Ashley worked as a law clerk at Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and clerked in the intellectual property departments of both Miami and New York based law firms. While in law school, Ashley was a clerk for the Hon. Scott J. Silverman of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami.


James A. Gale | Cozen O’Connor

James A. (Jim) Gale focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property counseling and litigation. He is a registered patent attorney with over 36 years of experience and is Chambers Band 1 ranked in Florida, Martindale AV Preeminent© rated, Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar, an AAA Arbitrator and the former inaugural chair of the IP Board Certification Committee. Jim has handled hundreds of cases involving patents, theft of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, trademarks, unfair competition, and internet disputes. He has appeared in over 400 federal cases in more than 48 federal district and circuit courts, as well as handled hundreds of injunctions in over 35 different states around the nation.

Jim’s work and work ethic have always told a lot about his character. In 1989 his story was featured in The American Lawyer. An accomplished intellectual property litigator, Jim’s client list includes national and international high-technology manufacturers, as well as traditional brick-and-mortar clients. He was awarded the title of Patent Law Lawyer of the Year in Miami for 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Best Lawyers in America®. Jim was also appointed to the 11th Circuit Jury Instruction Panel to assist in drafting jury instructions for the recently enacted Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. Jim has also served as an adjunct professor of trade secret and restrictive covenant law at the University of Miami School of Law, and was also an adjunct professor of patent and trade secret law at Florida International School of Law.


Jonathan E. Gale | Cozen O’Connor

Jon focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation including restrictive covenants and related employment law. Jon also handles trademark prosecution and commercial litigation. Jon works with a variety of clients including technology, telecommunication, and e-cigarette.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in the 11th Judicial Circuit. While at the State Attorney’s Office, Jon was a courtroom training advisor. Jon handled over 50 trials, including both jury and bench trials at the felony and misdemeanor levels.

Jon earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida. Jon earned his law degree from the University of Florida School of Law. While attending law school, he interned at Feldman Gale, a boutique intellectual property law firm, before going on to clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan. During law school, Jon also served as a certified legal intern for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.


I. Trademark basics | 12:00pm – 12:30pm

II. Trademark application process | 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm

III. Trademark protection and enforcement | 1:10pm – 1:40pm

IV. Trademark litigation update | 1:40pm – 1:50pm

V. Trademarks in the cannabis and CBD sector | 1:50pm – 2:10pm