Trademark Decision Raises Red Flag For Businesses

Law360, New York (June 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Businesses could be inadvertently committing fraud and putting themselves at risk of having their trademark registrations canceled in light of a quiet three-year-old decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that has fundamentally changed the way that trademark registrations are handled in the United States, experts say.

The 2003 decision, Medinol Ltd. v. Neuro Vasx Inc., held that a trademark applicant can be found guilty of fraud simply for including products in the list of goods or services for which the mark is being registered...
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