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1.【予告動画(89秒)】世界知的所有権の日2021記念オンラインイベント、1:29

【予告動画(89秒)】世界知的所有権の日2021記念オンラインイベント

2.Intellectual Property and SMEs: How to Take Your Ideas to Market, 20:40

Intellectual Property and SMEs: How to Take Your Ideas to Market

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Trademark specimens for experienced filers, 1:31:53

Trademark specimens for experienced filers

What is discussed in the movie:

  • Recent changes to requirements for specimens of use
  • Common issues with specimens
  • What USPTO trademark examining attorneys look for when reviewing specimens

商標登録insideNews: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Considers Supreme Court Ruling on “.com” Trademarks in New Decision | American University Intellectual Property Brief

Last week, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) rejected arguments by a South Carolina law firm in support of its application for trademark registration of its domain name. The ruling comes not long after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in USPTO v. Booking.com B.V., in which it held that certain terms that would otherwise not qualify for trademark protection can be registered if “.com” is added to the term. However, according to the TTAB, the term at issue now, “onlinetrademarkattorneys.com,” did not meet the requirements for trademark registration despite the addition of “.com.”

情報源: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Considers Supreme Court Ruling on “.com” Trademarks in New Decision – American University Intellectual Property Brief

https://onlinetrademarkattorneys.com/

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1.Roundtable on the implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act, 1:26:08

Roundtable on the implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act

米国 商標近代化法(Trademark Modernization Act of 2020)
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商標登録insideNews: USPTO users targeted in massive fraud and money laundering case in Pakistan | World Trademark Review

USPTO users targeted in massive fraud and money laundering case in Pakistan. Pakistani authorities make arrests in case involving low-cost trademark agencies200+ fraud sites involved in “biggest money laundering case in history of Pakistan”Legal case claims fabricated USPTO trademark certificates were part of the scam US trademark applicants appear to be victims of what has been described as “the biggest money laundering case in the history of Pakistan”. The case involves Karachi-based Digitonics Labs, which has allegedly been operating over 200 fraudulent websites. This includes a number of low-cost trademark filing offerings, with authorities estimating that three-quarters of applicants using the sites have received fake USPTO trademark certificates.

情報源: USPTO users targeted in massive fraud and money laundering case in Pakistan | World Trademark Review

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パキスタンの大規模な詐欺・マネーロンダリング事件で米国特許商標庁のユーザーが標的になっている。パキスタン当局は、低コストの商標代理人が関与するケースで逮捕を行い、「パキスタンの歴史の中で最大のマネーロンダリングケース」では200以上の詐欺サイトが関与し、偽造された米国特許商標庁の登録証が詐欺の一翼を担っていた。米国の商標出願人は、「パキスタンの歴史の中で最大のマネーロンダリングケース」として説明されてきたものの犠牲者であるように見える。この事件には、カラチに拠点を置く、Digitonics Labsが関与しており、200以上の詐欺サイトを運営していたとされています。この中には、低コストの商標出願サービスの申出も含まれており、当局は、これらのサイトを利用した申請者の4分の3が米国特許商標庁の偽の商標証明書を受け取っていると推定しています。

⇨低コストの商標代理人が関与する商標出願サービスの申出や意見書などの対応の申出には、標的にされていないか充分に気をつける必要があります。

商標登録inside: NewsTwitter Opposes Tweet Bird Food Trademark | lawstreetmedia.com

On Friday, Twitter filed a notice of opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against applicant Puerto Rican company B. Fernandez & Hnos.’s application for the TWEET mark, asserting that it will be harmed if the applicant’s mark is registered.

情報源: Twitter Opposes Tweet Bird Food Trademark – Tech

Twitter, Inc. v. B. FERNANDEZ& HNOS., 91267749, No. 1 (T.T.A.B. Feb. 19, 2021) (available at https://www.docketalarm.com/cases/TTAB/91267749/Twitter_Inc._v._B._FERNANDEZ&_HNOS/1/)
ESTTA Tracking number: ESTTA1115682

米国 商標近代化法(Trademark Modernization Act of 2020)

米国・商標近代化法とその内容

商標近代化法(“Trademark Modernization Act of 2020”)は2020年12月27日に立法化され、2021年12月27日に施行予定です。不使用の商標を登録から外すための、第3者の情報提供制度、査定系抹消手続(Ex Parte Expungement)と査定系再審査手続(Ex Parte Reexamination)が新たに制度化され、また、商標権侵害について反論できる回復不能な損害(rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm)が生じていると見なすこと、さらに柔軟な拒絶理由通知(Office Action)の応答期間についても規定されています。
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商標登録insideNews: New Trademark Cancellation Procedures Established | National Law Review

On December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“the Act”) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Among other changes, the Act includes important amendments to the Lanham Act:Establishes two new ex parte proceedings to cancel unused marks;Creates a uniform rule establishing a rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm for trademark infringement;Formalizes the procedure for Letters of Protest; andPermits the examiner to set shorter response times for office actions.

情報源: New Trademark Cancellation Procedures Established

【法改正】Trademark Modernization Act(商標近代化法、TMA)により不使用を理由とする査定系抹消手続(Ex Parte Expungement)と査定系再審査手続(Ex Parte Reexamination)が新たに制度化されており、その施行日は2021年12月27日に決められています。また、商標権侵害があれば、それは反論できるものの回復不能な損害(rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm)が生じていると見なすものとなります。この推定規定から侵害での商標権者の挙証負担が軽減されます。また、拒絶理由通知(Office Action)の応答期間が6ヶ月から60日乃至6ヶ月と短く柔軟な期間を審査官が設定することができ、出願人側で6ヶ月とするには手数料がかかります。

米国特許商標庁/USPTO Alexandria Virgina, USA

商標登録insideNews: Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 | Lathrop GPM – JDSupra
商標登録insideNews: Trademark Modernisation Act introduced in bid to combat fraudulent filings: reaction | World Trademark Review

商標登録insideNews: Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 | Lathrop GPM – JDSupra

Congress has just passed the bi-partisan Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA), which amends the Trademark Act to provide new procedures for third-party submission of evidence relating to trademark applications, to establish ex parte proceedings for reexamination and expungement of outstanding trademark registrations, and to provide for a rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm in trademark infringement proceedings.

情報源: Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 | Lathrop GPM – JDSupra

On December 22, 2020, Congress passed the content of a pending bill, H.R. 6196, the “Trademark Modernization Act of 2020,” as part of its year-end virus relief and spending package. Among other things, the Act seeks to create more efficient processes to challenge registrations that are not being used in commerce, including by establishing new ex parte proceedings. The Act also seeks to unify the standard for irreparable harm with respect to injunctions in trademark cases, in light of inconsistencies that have emerged across federal courts after the Supreme Court’s decision in eBay v. MercExchange, LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006).

情報源: Gibson Dunn

H.R.6196 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
商標近代化法(TMA)は商標出願に関連する証拠を第三者が提出するための新しい手順を提供し、未処理の商標の再審査と抹消のための査定系手続きを確立します。米国商標制度における言わば情報提供制度のように思われます。

On December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”) became law after it passed Congress and was signed by the President as part of the year-end Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021.1 The TMA, which will become effective one year after its signature into law, introduces significant amendments to the Lanham Act2 designed to modernize trademark examination procedures and combat the increasing numbers of trademark registrations covering marks not used in commerce.

情報源: Trademark Modernization Act Becomes Law: Establishes New Procedures to Remove Deadwood Registrations, Restores Presumption of Irreparable Harm, and Protects the Independence of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP – JDSupra

Summary of H.R.6196
This bill makes several changes to trademark law, such as by providing new mechanisms for opposing and canceling trademark registrations at the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and by making it easier to secure an injunction.

The bill authorizes a third party to submit evidence to the PTO to oppose an application for a federal trademark registration.

The bill establishes a procedure for any party to petition the PTO to expunge a registration for a trademark that has not been used in commerce. The bill also establishes a procedure for any party to petition the PTO to reexamine any trademark registration on such nonuse grounds.

The PTO may also initiate such an expungement or reexamination proceeding.

If a plaintiff has prevailed in court in asserting certain trademark rights, that plaintiff shall be entitled to a presumption that the plaintiff will suffer irreparable harm for purposes of determining whether the plaintiff is entitled to a permanent injunction. If a trademark plaintiff is seeking a preliminary injunction, that plaintiff is entitled to this presumption upon a court finding that the plaintiff is likely to succeed on the merits of the case. Under current law, a plaintiff must establish irreparable harm to secure an injunction.

In addition, the PTO Director shall have the authority to reconsider, modify, or set aside certain decisions made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress on PTO efforts to address false and inaccurate claims in trademark registrations and applications.

商標登録insideNews: Cisco Files Trademark Opposition Against Omcisco, Citing Confusion and Dilution | Law Street Media

On Wednesday, opposer Cisco Technology, Inc. filed a notice of opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against applicant Omcisco Technology INC.’s application for the OMCISCO mark, citing likelihood of consumer confusion and dilution of its famous mark.

情報源: Cisco Files Trademark Opposition Against Omcisco, Citing Confusion and Dilution – Tech

Opposition
Number: 91266568
Filing Date: 12/16/2020
Status: Pending
Status Date: 12/16/2020
Plaintiff Name: Cisco Technology, Inc
Defendant Name: Omcisco Technology INC.