Posted on 13 May 2020
In early March, Matthew Frisbee and two other representatives of the International Trademark Association met with Trademark Commissioner David Gooder and several other high-ranking officials of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to discuss concerns over the USPTO’s new requirement that all trademark applications and registrations must include an e-mail address for the trademark owner. The meeting was prompted by a concern that the owner e-mail addresses would be visible to the public on part of the USPTO’s online database, which would lead to fraudulent solicitations. Following a productive meeting, the USPTO announced in late April that the owner e-mail addresses will be masked in the online database, much to the relief of the trademark community. More information can be found in a recent INTA Bulletin article written by Matt at https://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Trademark_Office_Practices_Committee_Update_7508.aspx?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkRZMk1EWXpOMkpqWmpkbSIsInQiOiI0UVpZeFh2UkhwejV0NTdtM2hDRmRvZmNBQmlOcHlCaWlZaHpaazN1Zm9vZzJXd0RLNmd0RTVNUVJha0tVOVU4akd6Ums2bWJaendhRWV3Z1BtK3FaRjJlNTFyQ1JjMGZwWUFTYjVyQ05LRXc5MXlCeWtxMmlpZ0hRM1Z0Tll5MCJ9.