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As the Trademark Fraud Pendulum Swings

Posted in Articles, Law Suits, Trademarks, TTAB, USPTO

Once upon a time, and for decades thereafter, trademark fraud claims were highly disfavored. They were criticized as unproductive litigation diversions — “often pled,” but “rarely proven.” To succeed — during that lengthy period of time — the alleged fraud had to be “proven to the hilt,” with “clear and convincing evidence,” leaving nothing to… Continue Reading

Trademark Fraud No More?

Posted in Law Suits, Trademarks, TTAB

Just over two years ago, we reported on the CAFC’s landmark trademark fraud decision of In re Bose, here, here, and here. In addition, I wrote a piece for Thomson Reuters’ Client Times Online called True Lies, Trademark Fraud, and the Medinol Detour: The Federal Circuit Reverses In re Bose." Our friend, John Welch over at the… Continue Reading

Trademark Fraud = Reckless Disregard For The Truth?

Posted in Trademarks

Aaron Keller was busy yesterday making weighty predictions about the basis for our next economy: The Designed Economy. As I prepare to provide attendees at the Midwest IP Institute tomorrow with a trademark fraud update — today, I thought I’d provide a preview — and even go out on a small limb — making a couple of predictions of my own, relating… Continue Reading

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: An Emerging Negligence Standard?

Posted in Domain Names, International, Trademarks

A recent domain name decision under ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP Policy), captioned Bin Shabib & Associates (BSA) LLP v. Hebei IT Shanghai ltd c/o Domain Administrator, found reverse domain name hijacking, under some rather interesting, if not questionable circumstances. The Rules that govern the UDRP Policy define Reverse Domain Name HiJacking as "using the… Continue Reading

CAFC Redirects TTAB in Trademark Fraud Ruling Today: In re Bose Decided

Posted in Law Suits, Loss of Rights, Trademarks, TTAB

Today is a really, really big day for trademark types. As many of us have been saying for a couple of years now, trademark fraud (i.e., fraud on the U.S. Trademark Office) continues to be one of the hottest issues facing trademark owners and the attorneys who represent them. Perhaps after today, not so much, but who really… Continue Reading