Holders of Community trademarks will soon have to put their own monitoring systems in place to defend their marks, according to a trade mark expert. The UK's Trade Mark Registry is about to stop objecting to many applications. A modification to trade mark law will come into force in October, which reduces the number of cases …
Yet another example of a government bureau forgetting why it was created in the first place... the reason you registered your TM is to make sure nobody else was using it. Otherwise, that's f*cking point?
Oh, yeah... I forgot... reading the last few paragraphs, it's obviously to raise more money by offering *for a fee* the same service you were supposed to originally get when you paid for your registration in the first place.
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