Originally posted 2009-05-04 16:49:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

I’ve talked about the odd issues of “fraud” in the trademark context here and here.  It’s a mess.

Jeremy Phillips of IPKat and TTABlogger John Welch, reports the latter, “shared the microphone on an IP Think Tank podcast (here) last week, mainly discussing the issues of bona fide intent and fraud and how they may impact foreign trademark owners.”   John points out that a “nonprecedential decision last fall holds out the possibility of cure even after registration (but before the registration has been challenged) …”

This is John’s issue — I’ve flagged his special editions on this topic before.

By Ron Coleman

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