TTAB Guidance On Sanctions

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A little over a year ago, amendments to the rules of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office introduced a requirement that parties adhere to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to disclosure, discovery and expert discovery in proceedings before the Board.

Proceedings before the TTAB have operated under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for years, but this rule change brought the rules for oppositions, cancellations and other actions before the Board into closer conformity with the...
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