MOST of us hate meetings because they usually go over the allotted time and trail off in so many directions that they become a giant wast of time. Here’s an article that hopefully will help.
When I worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office every Tuesday we would have an all attorney meeting to discuss the vexing legal issues of the day. It was a round robin discussion in which any examining attorney could bring any trademark application they were examining that, in their opinion, should be discussed by the group. The meetings were both informative and fun and really helped to disseminate information among the examining attorney ranks on often unique or important topics being addressed in trademark law. [read]