Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mark Donahey Reports on August 19th TPAC meeting

Mark Donahey provides a detailed report (here) on the August 19, 2011 meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). In the TTAB arena, Judge Rogers discussed new personnel (two new judges), TTAB filings, pendency and backlog data, the decline in precedential decisions this year, ACR, TBMP revisions, comments received regarding Board participation in settlement negotiations, and a November outreach to discuss improvements in processing time.


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