December 01, 2020 Feature

Bolstering Confidence or Burdening Parties? The U.S. Counsel Rule

Amanda Marston and Hope Hamilton

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Through a series of initiatives and rule changes, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been on a mission to fight fraud and bolster confidence in U.S. trademark registration and administrative proceedings. But, where the USPTO is closing doors, are bad actors finding windows?

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