Ten questions on trademark application “fraud”

John Welch asks ten questions about the state of the law on so-called “fraud” on the Trademark Commissioner, i.e., the type that invalidates a trademark. This is “fraud” of the type that most people in most walks of life, including lawyers, would call… a mistake.

UPDATE:  Two lawyers from Lowenstein Sandler, one of my many law firm “alma maters,” flesh out the issue.  Conclusion:  “In the post- Medinol world of trademark prosecution, simple mistakes such as checking a box at the wrong time can have far-reaching consequences. Check the facts before you check that box.”

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