Trademark Modernization Act Advances in the House

HR6196

The bill, introduced in March 2020, takes aim at fraudulent trademark filings in several ways:

  • it codifies existing processes for third party submissions during trademark examination;
  • it provides for expungement or reexamination procedures as alternatives to inter partes proceedings before TTAB; and
  • it provides that a party seeking an injunction for a trademark violation is entitled to a rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm.

The Judiciary Committee moved the bill towards a full vote on the house floor on September 9, 2020.

3D illustration of two rubber stamps with the word trademark and the symbol TM over brown paper background. Trade-mark Registration Concept