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"Madrid Protocol"

In April, the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section will feature Lynne Beresford, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy. She will present a review and discussion of the new proposed rules of the United States Patent and Trademark Office implementing the Madrid Protocol.

Ms. Beresford joined the Patent and Trademark Office (Office) as a trademark examining attorney in 1979. Since that time she occupied a wide variety of jobs in the Office. She was the President of the Trademark Office Society (now NTEU 245). In 1995, Ms. Beresford went to the Office of Legislation and International Affairs. Ms. Beresford’s portfolio included trademarks, geographical indications and domain names. She has chaired every meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications since its inception in 1997 until late 2001.

Ms. Beresford is now the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy.

Ms. Beresford has a juris doctor from Rutger’s University, the State University of New Jersey, and is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.


Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003


The Pinnacle Club
Bluebell One 555 17th Street, (37th Floor)
Denver, CO

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $35.00 (including lunch) at the door or in advance (make checks payable to CBA)

Menu: Grilled Pork Loin Medallions with Mashed Potatoes or
Marinated & Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Mashed Potatoes

CLE: 1 Hour General Credit
(applied for)

Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 8, 2003 by noon. To make a reservation, contact Pam Kleiner at Townsend and Townsend and Crew at (303) 571-4000 or by email at

Please provide your name (and spelling), phone number and menu choice. Payment should be made at check-in at the meeting to the Colorado Bar Association. Cancellations after noon, Wednesday, April 9, 2003, and no-shows will be billed for the cost of the luncheon.