Public Comments on Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases

From: Geatorville []
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:38 PM
To: TM FR Notices
Subject: Re docket # PTO-T-2016-0002: Proposed Rulemaking - Trademark Registration Maintenance


As someone who has filed for two trademarks in the past and is planning to file for their renewals later this year, I feel very favorably about this proposed change that will allow examiners to request additional info when necessary. From my point of view I would feel more secure if I were to be asked to submit further proof instead of having my application dismissed because of an issue with the specimens I submitted. It's a pretty scary thing to file for a mark or a renewal without legal help, and if I am understanding this proposed change correctly, it can only benefit those of us who are not experts in the field.  Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Rosalie Stahl

Fort Lauderdale, FL