19 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 169 (2010-2011)
Beware the Scrivener's Error: Curing the Drafting Error in the Federal Registration Defense to Trademark Dilution Claims

handle is hein.journals/tipj19 and id is 173 raw text is: Beware the Scrivener's Error: Curing the Drafting
Error in the Federal Registration Defense to
Trademark Dilution Claims
Timothy A. Lemper*
Joshua R. Brucet
I. Introduction              ..........................................170
II. The Past: Origin and Evolution of the Federal Registration Defense.....172
A. USTA Trademark Review Commission Report and
Recommendations         ................................. 172
B. The Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988        ................173
C. The Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995........     ......175
D. The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 ...       ............. 176
III. The Present: The Federal Registration Defense from 2006 to Present.. 179
IV. The Future: Amending the Federal Registration Defense in
§ 43(c)(6)..........................................183
A. Fidelity to Legislative History and Intent..................... 184
B. Greater Protection for Famous Marks........................185
C. Greater Uniformity in Federal Trademark Law and Practice........188
D. The Prophylactic Value of Proactive Legislation ......   ......1 89
V. Conclusion           ....................................    .......... 191
Professor Lemper is Clinical Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana Universi-
ty, a former intellectual property litigator at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner,
LLP in Washington, D.C., and a 2001 graduate of Harvard Law School. Zachary D. Bailey and
Frank Odar III contributed to this article as research assistants.
Candidate for B.A. in Political Science, Indiana University (expected 2012).

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