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:


Panel One: 

Mary Boney Denison 
Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Panel Two: 

Jeanne Fromer 
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Peter M. Brody 
Partner, Ropes & Gray, LLP

Joseph Cammiso 
President, Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council, Inc.

Robert Barchiesi 
President, International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition

Rebecca Mond 
Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, The Toy Association


116th Congress

Committee on the Judiciary - Democrats

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