September 16, 2021
Brian Winterfeldt and David Rome

How to Weather the Coming Storm of Ex Parte Cancellations

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Winterfeldt IP Group Founder and Principal Brian Winterfeldt and Senior Associate David Rome recently published an article in the World Trademark Review, "How to weather the coming storm of ex parte cancellations." This long-form article addresses the new ex parte cancellation mechanism that is part of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, including a detailed explanation of the procedure; timelines for cancellation of trademarks; defensive strategies brand owners may wish to consider before the new procedure is implemented; inoculating against institution of ex parte cancellation proceedings when prosecuting new applications and maintaining existing registrations; and more. World Trademark Review subscribers may read the full article at: Please reach out to us at to learn more about the Trademark Modernization Act and how your organization can best prepare for its implementation in late 2021!

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