"TTAB Highlights Importance of Filing Cancelation Petitions on Tim" by Julian L Bibb IV INTA Bulletin 

by Julian L. Bibb, IV

Published: September, 2016

In a precedential decision (June 7, 2016), the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) held that when a petitioner files a petition to cancel an existing registration when the registration is less than five years old, the five-year bar in the Lanham Act Section 14 (15 U.S.C. Section 1064) is tolled for the purpose of adding an additional claim against that registration.Ashland Licensing & Intellectual Property LLC v. Sunpoint International Group USA Corp., 119 USPQ2d 1125 (T.T.A.B. 2016) (precedential).http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/United_States_5_7116.aspx

 

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