- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
By: David Pardue
Office ("PTO") has said a trademark bully "could be described as a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond what the law might be reasonably interpreted to allow." An epidemic of trademark bullying has occurred in the U.S., so much so that federal legislation has been passed and the PTO has undertaken surveys and studies to address trademark bullying and the litigation tactics of trademark bullies. The Trademark and Technical Conforming Amendment of 2010 directs the Secretary of Commerce to "study and report" to Congress on how small businesses are being harmed. Click here to read entire article.