Increased TTAB input in settlements opposed
Four prominent law associations do not recommend increased involvement by the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in settlement proceedings, saying it would result in delayed cases
The letters, now
published online, from the Intellectual Property Owners
Association (IPO), the American Bar Association (ABA), the
International Trademark Association (INTA) and the American
Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) were written in
response to the USPTO's request for comments in April.
In addition to that inquiry regarding ex parte
proceedings, the USPTO asked about the scope of the Board's
involvement and whether it should be formally triggered in
In its letter, the IPO said the system as it stands is
working as intended. More TTAB involvement...
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