Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FRAUD-O-METER Version 2.0 Released in Beta

The Board has yet to decide whether "reckless disregard for the truth" is enough to support a fraud ruling. There are some suggestions (including a recent article by TTAB Judge Lorelei Ritchie [TTABlogged here]) that "willful blindness" may be enough. With that in mind, I have created Version 2.0 of the Fraud-O-Meter, still in beta testing.

Copyright John L. Welch 2010, 2012.


At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Robert M. O'Connell, Jr. said...

Depending on how the case law evolves, one could still place Reckless Disregard to the *right* of Willful Blindness rather than to the left.

-- Bob O'Connell

At 1:18 PM, Blogger caribbeantaxlaw said...

The difference between reckless disregard and willful blindness is of course the wilfullness. So I think it should be on the right.


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