The United States and China are familiar foes in their constant fight for influence on the international stage. There have been conflicts between the two countries involving trade deals and tariffs, but there is one concern that has largely gone unaddressed until recently: the increase of fraudulent Chinese trademark applications submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The USPTO is the body in charge of conferring federal trademark registrations in the United States based on an applicant’s use of a trademark in commerce in connection with its goods or services.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 1, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Goldberg, Noah, "Help is on the Way: The Trademark Modernization Act’s Response to Fraudulent Chinese Trademark Applications" (2021). AELJ Blog. 270.