The Trademark Modernization Act is the biggest statutory change to the Lanham Act in decades. Individuals, businesses and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) now have new tools to clear away unused registered trademarks from the federal trademark register and the USPTO has the ability to move applications through the registration process more efficiently. Signed into law on December 27, 2020, several of the changes took effect in December 2021, while another swath of changes went into effect in December 2022 and only a few remain to be implemented. This program will discuss everything that brand owners and IP practitioners need to know about the changes to the law and how the new tools can be leveraged.
Recorded at the Technology Institute in March 2023.