USPTO establishes audit programme for trade mark affidavits of use
The USPTO recently made permanent a pilot programme to conduct random audits of post-registration affidavits of use. Jason Vogel and Sam Kilb explain what trade mark owners need to know about the changes and suggest best practices
On February 17 2017, the USPTO amended its rules in the
Federal Register to make permanent the pilot programme under
which it conducted random audits of post-registration
affidavits of use. This move represents an effort by the USPTO
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