The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

  • January 14, 2021
  • Blog
Potente, Business Lawyer and Company Formation

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 became law on December 27, 2020. This new law ushered in uniform procedures in many facets of trademark litigation, but none more so than ex parte cancellation proceedings. In an effort to reduce bad faith filings and clutter, any petitioner may now file a petition to cancel an unused trademark regardless of that petitioner’s standing. Petitioners may achieve cancellation via an Ex Parte Expungement or Ex Parte Reexamination against unused trademarks. In addition to standardizing and modifying trademark cancellation procedures, the new law establishes a rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm for plaintiffs seeking injunctive relief, formalizes the procedure for submitting a Letter of Protest in a pending application, and allows for more flexible response periods. To learn more about the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 and its nuances, check out this detailed article by Mintz Levin.

Facebook meta
  • November 17, 2021
  • Blog

How Facebook became Meta

On October 28, 2021, Facebook announced it would now operate under a new company name, Meta. Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the company’s name change is in line with its intention of progressing beyond a social media network and developing the next generation of technology. During the announcement of the name...

  • October 11, 2021
  • Blog

Consumer Trends: Does Shopping Feel More Like a Sport Now?

Trying to follow consumer trends feels a lot like riding a rollercoaster, especially considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumerism. The pandemic forced some consumers to retire their hefty spending accounts or entertainment budgets. Instead, these consumers began focusing on the essentials, like toilet paper and bottled water....