The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is set to issue a proposal for implementing a new law aimed at weeding out fraudulent trademarks.The proposed new procedures would provide a faster, more efficient, and cheaper path for having a mark never used in commerce canceled, the office said in a notice of proposed rulemaking scheduled to be published in Tuesday’s Federal Register. The filing fee for petitions would be $600 per challenged class of products covered by the trademark, under the proposal.
Changes To Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020[Proposed Rule / Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021] PDF 2021.5.18
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a Federal Register notice has outlined its plans for new trademark cancellation proceedings based on non-use, as part of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 signed into law in December.
The USPTO yesterday issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled “Changes To Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020.” The Office is seeking input on the proposal, which would revise the rules in Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 2 and 7.