On July 27, 2020, amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation come into force, making it possible to register and protect a new object of intellectual property rights, a geographical indication.
Phil Mickelson is looking to cash in on his strategy off the tee by filing a trademark for “Hit Bombs” with the intent of launching a clothing line, according to lawyer Josh Gerben. at @TheMasters hitting BOMBS 💣 and attacking pins. LFG!!! #Lefty pic.twitter.com/yTt0yVJ5tQ— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 13, 2019 Mickelson has spread the word of “hitting bombs” in a number of social media posts since.
In 2017, the USPTO initiated an aggressive auditing program of U.S. trademark registrations at the time of maintenance filings. The goal of the program is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the U.S. register by removing or narrowing registrations that include claims beyond the scope of the registrant’s actual use of its mark in U.S. commerce. The Office is on pace to audit 5000 registrations in 2020 so registrants who have not been tagged as yet should be prepared for an audit in the future.