Numbers for Thought & The "Trademark Bully" Debate

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"Trademark law is a complex, specialized area of law," according to the International Trademark Association (INTA), as set forth in a recent communication to the USPTO.

So, I must ask, does substantial experience or the lack of substantial experience in handling trademark matters impact the current trademark bullying debate? And, if so, how?

Here are some interesting numbers for thought, numbers that I teased out of the survey results that the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPL) recently provided to the USPTO (h/t to Eric Pelton of IPelton Blog) in response to the USPTO's survey regarding "Aggressive Trademark Litigation Tactics" (formerly the "Trademark Bullying" Survey).

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