This morning, the USPTO’s Commissioner for Trademarks, Mary Boney Dennison, testified to the U.S. House Committe on The Judiciary on Counterfeits and Cluttering: Emerging Threats to the Integrity of the Trademark System and the Impact on American Consumers and Businesses. The testimony covered specimen issues, fraudulent filings, and the huge increase in number of applications from China.
The Commissioner’s written testimony is here:
Watch the video here:
Mary Boney Denison
Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Peter M. Brody
Partner, Ropes & Gray, LLP
President, Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council, Inc.
President, International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition
Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, The Toy Association