Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 – What Practitioners Need to Know

Program Number: 3180

Program Date: 03/23/2021


This webinar will provide practitioners with guidance regarding the key aspects of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA 2020). The panel will discuss the clarification of the status of the presumption of irreparable harm in litigation under the Lanham Act, as well as the new prosecution and ex parte invalidation procedures embodied in TMA 2020. The panel will offer suggested best practices for assisting practitioners in navigating the new Act.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit

State Program Numbers


Christopher P. Bussert, Esq.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Chris Bussert has more than 30 years of experience in helping clients protect and defend their most important assets and brands. Mr. Bussert represents clients in trademark, franchise, copyright, and unfair competition litigation, including proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in licensing and trademark clearance and prosecution matters.

Mr. Bussert was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Franchise Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law in 2021 and the 14 years immediately preceding, and was also named a 2015 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Franchise Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was listed in “The Trademark Experts’ Experts” by World Trademark ReviewWorld Trademark Review's inaugural guide to the top 1,000 trademark practitioners in the world. He has also been listed repeatedly in the "International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers", the "International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers", and the "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers" by Law Business Research Ltd. He was named a 2008 Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the areas of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation and Franchise/Dealership Law by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Bussert has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 “Legal Elite” for Intellectual Property Law. In 2010, and again in 2020 and the five years immediately preceding, he was named a "Legal Eagle" by Franchise Times and was named by Legal Media Group to the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Lawyers. He was listed in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of Chambers USA for Franchising and was also ranked nationally for Franchising in the 2017 and 2018 editions. Mr. Bussert was a recipient of the 2016 Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the Intellectual Property - Trademarks category for Georgia from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO). He received the 2010 University of Toledo College of Law Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mr. Bussert is AV® rated by Martindale‑Hubbell.*


Theodore H. Davis, Jr., Esq.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Ted Davis divides his practice between domestic and international litigation and client counselling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law and has particular experience in trade dress and gray market disputes, litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, on behalf of which he has testified before Congress on trademark and Internet issues, and he also has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association. He is a frequent lead author of amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States and other federal courts, as well as an expert witness in federal district court litigation and in prosecution matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Davis has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s “Legal Elite” (Georgia Trend Magazine), a Georgia “Super Lawyer” for intellectual property (Super Lawyers magazine), the 2014 “Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in trademark law (The Best Lawyers in America®), an “IP Icon” (IP Law360), and an “IP Star” (Managing Intellectual Property magazine). World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals regularly lists him as among the top ten United States attorneys in the categories of enforcement, prosecution, and strategy, and Legal Media Group has identified him as among the top 25 practitioners for Trademark Law in the country. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business also has listed him for intellectual property since 2013. He is a frequent author on intellectual property topics, and his articles have received the Ladas Memorial Award from the International Trademark Association and the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*