The Trademark Technical andConforming Amendment Act2010 provides for a study toexamine “the extent to whichsmall businesses may beharmed by litigation tactics bycorporations attempting toenforce trademark rightsbeyond a reasonableinterpretation of the scope ofthe rights granted to thetrademark owner”. The act wassponsored by Senator PatrickLeahy (Vermont), in whosestate Monster Energy Drinkssought to prevent amicrobrewery’s use of themark VERMONSTER for beer.


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