Highlights from Professor Jeanne Fromer Testifying on Trademark Depletion

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On July 18, 2019, Professor Jeanne Fromer testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet regarding trademark depletion and clutter. The testimony built on Professor Fromer and Professor Barton Beebe’s recent Harvard Law Review article “Are We Running Out of Trademarks? An Empirical Study of Trademark Depletion and Congestion.” The study reports the results of a statistical study of all 6.7 million trademark applications filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 1986 through 2016.

Professor Fromer’s written testimony can be found here:
https://docs.house.gov/meetings/JU/JU03/20190718/109812/HHRG-116-JU03-Wstate-FromerJ-20190718.pdf

The video of the entire hearing can be found here:

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