Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program

As part of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) initiatives to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Trademark Register, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is piloting a program to explore the effectiveness of an expedited cancellation proceeding for challenges to registrations of allegedly unused marks. If your cancellation proceeding is limited to abandonment or nonuse claims, consider participating. The program could save you time and money compared to a traditional proceeding.