Utah Trademark Protection Act Update

By Eric Goldman

Kate Kaye at ClickZ provides an update on the Utah Trademark Protection Act. According to Kate, there have been extensive and continuous backroom negotiations to produce a new statute (too bad this can’t take place with more public input/scrutiny), and progress has been made. However, the proposed deal just sounds weird–the state still intends to create an electronic registration mark registry but the “bill itself doesn’t provide for a lawsuit or penalty for infringement.” Not sure what’s the point/value of that. We will have to see the proposed revisions to make sense of this.