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McKool Smith principal Nick Matich spoke with World Trademark Review on his initial reaction to the USPTO issued notice on the implementation provisions of the Trademark Modernisation Act 2020. Nick said, “The Trademark Modernisation Act and the proposed rule are both very positive and important steps towards improving the accuracy of the register. For trademark practitioners, the act and the proposed rule provide new mechanisms to clear out deadwood or fraudulently obtained marks for the benefit of their clients, but also a reminder of the importance of ensuring that the registrations reflect the current use of the mark when it comes time to renew.” Read the full article here.

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