USPTO Pilot Program Helps Tackle Fraudulent Filings

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently launched a pilot program to address an increasing number of altered or fabricated specimens submitted with use-based trademark applications. Fake specimens can now be reported via email to the USPTO during the examination phase, but no later than 30 days from the date the application publishes (i.e., the first deadline to oppose or request an extension of time to

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