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September 14, 2021
The Chamber submitted testimony supporting S.2033, An Act making technical corrections to the state trademarks act, offered by Senator Creem.
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The bill appropriately updates the state’s trademark law to more closely align with federal law. Specifically, this bill does three things:
In addition to these changes, the Committee can consider further matching the state’s law to federal law by allowing for “intent-to-use” applications, which means that the applicant does not have to be using the mark at the time of application but is required to show proof at a later date. Massachusetts law only allows for applications if the mark is in use at the time of application. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office allows for intent-to-use applications.
The Greater Boston Chamber urges the committee to report this bill favorably, and the Legislature to enact it, so that the state statute is correct, appropriately reflects the state’s trademark applications, and clearly states the intent to align with the federal trademark system.
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Government Affairs Manager