Opinions on Clearance: Drafting knockout-plus searches for budget-sensitive clients

As corporate budgets continue to tighten, clients are increasingly opting to forgo full trademark clearance searches in favor of beefed up preliminary or hybrid “knockout-plus” clearance searches. In this workshop, Alexandra Svensson will employ her experiences both as in-house counsel at Fortune 500 brands and as a firm attorney representing businesses of all sizes to provide tips and tricks for creating a template to share a knockout-plus opinion with clients. She’ll walk you through the clearance process from intake to delivery, specifically addressing:
  • instances when a knockout-plus search might be appropriate
  • considerations for mitigating risk when performing a knockout-plus search
  • pointers for creating your own master knockout-plus search opinion template
  • suggestions for customizing the search opinion for particular client profiles