Board Resolution

Board Resolution—Bad Faith Trademark Applications and Registrations

Published: November 11, 2020

Sponsoring Committee: The Enforcement Committee

Despite that a number of countries worldwide have introduced measures to address the issue of Bad Faith filings, this illegal practice continues to be a global problem for rights holders. Advocating for the creation and adoption of consistent minimum acceptable standards for dealing with Bad Faith trademark applications and registrations across jurisdictions, developing a toolkit for trademark owners, providing training and support to local examiners and assisting in the development of local registers of prolific Bad Faith filers should continue to be a high priority for INTA in the coming years. Accordingly, the Enforcement Committee recommends that the Board adopt this Resolution and accompanying guidance.

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