1.Roundtable on the implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act, 1:26:08
To implement the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA), we’re proposing changes to the Trademark rules of practice. The proposed changes, when implemented, will give U.S. businesses new tools to clear away unused registered trademarks from the federal trademark register and will give the USPTO the ability to move applications through the system more efficiently.
The TMA has created three new tools to address this goal. Specifically, the TMA (i) provides for a broader and easier Letter of Protest system; (ii) creates a streamlined expungement procedure; and (iii) establishes new grounds for the re-examination of a registration.