Director-initiated expungement and reexamination proceedings

The Trademark Modernization Act established expungement and reexamination proceedings to challenge trademark registrations for nonuse. While a third-party petitioner may request that the USPTO Director institute expungement and reexamination proceedings, the Director can also institute a proceeding. Below are the registrations in which the Director instituted an expungement or reexamination proceeding.

Registration numberTrademarkType of proceedingInstitution date
6583168PHOVBIRDReexamination6/3/2022
5681148IRON IMPETIGOReexamination5/20/2022
6363737EVERLOMReexamination5/09/2022
6372057OYUReexamination4/06/2022
5513424GALAVAVAExpungement3/14/2022