How to Cancel a Trademark Registration

How to Cancel a Registered Trademark As recently as a year ago, this article would have been written quite differently. A trademark cancellation filed with the TTAB would have been the only procedure to discuss. We’ll certainly delve into a TTAB cancellation in this post, but we now have a couple more ways to cancel […]

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Expungement vs. Reexamination: What are the differences?

When would an expungement or reexamination be available? These two fancy names bear good news for trademark challengers. Anyone thinking of canceling a trademark registration should be encouraged by the Trademark Modernization Act. Known as TMA, the new rules give IP owners more cost-effective ways to attack trademark registrations based on non-use. This post will […]

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What is Supplemental Examination?

What is supplemental examination? Supplemental examination is a USPTO process to reconsider an issued patent as requested by the patent owner. If USPTO grants a request for supplemental examination filed by the patent owner, the examination process is ex parte. This means that only the patent owner corresponds with the USPTO. Third parties do not […]

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