Megan Mischler

Trademark Attorney

Washington, D.C.
T +1.202.861.1524
F +1.202.861.1783

Overview

Megan Mischler leverages her significant trademark examining experience as an attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as she works to help clients protect and defend their intellectual property rights. She initiates trademark clearance and prosecution, manages client trademark portfolios and guides her clients through cease and desist efforts when it becomes necessary.

Megan's USPTO experience gives her an insider's perspective on the trademark process, enabling her to provide her clients with the most effective and efficient strategies for their particular situations.

*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in Tennessee. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Mark Tidman during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.

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  • Examined trademark applications to meet production goals and application deadlines.Identified substantive and procedural issues and wrote and reviewed legal actions to address them. Worked with applicants to resolve procedural matters.
  • Conducted trademark searches to identify similar marks.
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Experience

  • Examined trademark applications to meet production goals and application deadlines.Identified substantive and procedural issues and wrote and reviewed legal actions to address them. Worked with applicants to resolve procedural matters.
  • Conducted trademark searches to identify similar marks.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Trademark Examining Attorney (2018 to 2022)
  • Federal Public Defender's Office in Nashville, Tennessee: Intern (2016)

Admissions

  • [*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in Tennessee. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Mark Tidman during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.]
  • Tennessee

Education

  • J.D., Belmont University College of Law, 2018; 2017 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition Team
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 2013, magna cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
New Lower Trademark Examination Evidentiary Standard for Genericness Refusals at the USPTO
By Megan Mischler, Deborah A. Wilcox
June 2, 2022
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued an Examination Guide clarifying the standard for refusing trademark applications on genericness grounds. Like other substantive refusals, to establish a prima facie case of...
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