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USPTO COMPLETES INVESTIGATION OF ABUSIVE TRADEMARK LITIGATION TACTICS

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The Department of Commerce released its Report to Congress entitled "Trademark Litigation Tactics and Federal Government Services to protect Trademarks and Prevent Counterfeiting," which is posted on the USPTO's site at http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/notices/TrademarkLitigationStudy.pdf.

The report stems from the 2010, Congressional directive to conduct a study and report on (1) the extent to which small businesses may be harmed by litigation tactics the purpose of which is to enforce trademark rights beyond a reasonable interpretation of the scope of the rights granted to the trademark owner, and (2) the best use of Federal Government services to protect trademarks and prevent counterfeiting.  ​

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