4 May


The Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendment Act 2010 provides for a study to examine “the extent to which small businesses may be harmed by litigation tactics by corporations attempting to enforce trademark rights beyond a reasonable interpretation of the scope of the rights granted to the trademark owner”. The act was sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont), in whose state Monster Energy Drinks sought to prevent a microbrewery’s use of the mark VERMONSTER for beer.