Expunge-Examine-Ex Parte; the Trademark Office Seeks to add Arrows to its Quiver
Article By Phil Summa
The National Law Review
April 30, 2020

According to a recent audit carried out by the Trademark Office and evaluating over 8000 registrations, as many as 46% of US use-based registrations were unsupported by actual use, with the percentages for Paris Convention and Madrid Protocol registrations reaching 66% and 65 respectively.

In other words, almost two-thirds of treaty-based applications arriving at the Trademark Office from outside the United States failed to meet a proof-of-use test.

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