Author: Alison Jarzyna

Alison provides counsel to her clients at each stage of the trademark process, from advising large multinational corporations about enforcement strategy, to aiding small, local organizations preparing to file their first trademark applications.

You Can Win a UDRP for a .SUCKS Domain . . . Sometimes

A recent Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) decision provided long-awaited guidance for challenging .SUCKS domain names. Sanofi v. Privacy Hero Inc./Honey Salt, ltd, which was decided by a three arbitrator panel of the World Intellectual Property Office (“WIPO”), was the first in a continue reading...

USPTO Announces Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program

Back in July 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office proposed a Streamlined Cancellation Proceeding (“SCP”) to expedite cancellation proceedings for challenges to registrations of allegedly unused marks. Following public comments, the PTO shelved the SCP. Instead of the SCP, the Trademark Trial and continue reading...

USPTO Proposes Streamlined Cancellation Procedures

In its latest effort to clear deadwood from the Trademark Register, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes an expedited version of a cancellation proceeding known as a “Streamlined Proceeding.”  As described below, the proceedings continue reading...