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Associate LiJen Shen and Partners George Chen and Cory Smith authored an article published Jan. 12 in Law Journal Newsletters concerning the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) filling a gap left by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the standard for finding deceptive intent when trying to prove fraud on the USPTO. “In Chutter, Inc. v. Great Management Group, LLC and Chutter, Inc. v. Great Concepts, LLC, the TTAB held, in a precedential opinion, that a reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of a material statement made to the USPTO satisfies a deceptive intent requirement for finding fraud,” they wrote.

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