TTAB public meeting: streamlined grounds for abandonment, non-use cancellation proceedings

On September 25, 2017, the USPTO will host a public meeting to report out on the comments to the TTAB’s Request for Comments on possible streamlined version of cancellation proceedings on grounds of abandonment and non-use, for which the comment period closed on August 14. Additionally, the TTAB will take the opportunity to update the public on developments with regard to the amended Trademark Rules, effective January 14, 2017.

The meeting will be open to anyone who wishes to attend in person and also will be available in webinar format. We ask only that you register your intent to attend by sending an email with your contact information to and indicate whether you will attend in person or via the web.