USPTO steps up efforts to remove deadwood from the register; proposes “streamlined” cancellation proceedings 18 May 17
As part of its efforts to declutter the US trademark register, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is looking to establish a “streamlined version” of the current cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Reaction to the proposal on social media has been broadly positive, with one IP expert further telling World Trademark Review that the move is a “logical” one.
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