Amended trademark registration raises suspicion
Abstract: Can a trademark holder facing a cancellation proceeding avoid judgment by simply deleting goods from its registration? The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently addressed this question for the first time. This article summarizes the TTAB’s conclusion that a respondent couldn’t moot the proceeding and avoid judgment as to deleted goods by deleting certain goods subject to the cancellation without the written consent of the petitioner. Ruifei (Shenzhen) Smart Technology Co., Ltd. v. Shenzhen Chengyan Science and Technology Co, Ltd., Cancellation No. 92077931 (TTAB Jan. 12, 2023); https://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92077931&pty=CAN&eno=19.