Comments Regarding “Small Business Study” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Comments of the firm of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC of Falls Church, Virginia, in response to the Request for Comments published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) on October 13, 2010 under the provision of The Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendment Act of 2010. Pub. L. No. 111-146, 124 Stat. 66 (2010).

These comments explore the background of the study and related issues, point to some examples of situations where small business trademark owners are disadvantaged along with possible changes to address them, and respond to the 12 individual sections of the USPTO’s request for comments.

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