Monday, February 28, 2011

INTA, ABA, AIPLA, IPO Respond to USPTO Request for Comments on "Trademark Bullying"

Erik Pelton summarizes here the responses of four trademark/ip organizations to the USPTO's request for comments on the subject of trademark litigation tactics (a/k/a the trademark bully study). [See USPTO request here]. The PTO's report to Congress is due in March.

The full comments of the four organizations may be found here:

AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association)

ABA-IPL (American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section)

INTA (International Trademark Association)

IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association)


At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The letter from the International Trademark Association hits the nail squarely on the head. The test for sending a cease and desist letter should not be how the letter will be received by laypersons who do not understand the nuances of trademark infringement or dilution.

At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Erik Pelton said...

As always, thank you for sharing my post John!


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