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Feb/06

Will The PTO Do Something About Stoller/Sentra?


When things are slow, go to TTABVUE and put in ‘Sentra’ as a search term, to pull up the applications that Leo Stoller has filed extension requests to oppose. He appears to have 25 requests approved this week alone.
It is my understanding that Stoller is sending out requests for $10,000 to these applicants. One of my clients has received such a letter (the letter also notes that to defend a TTAB proceeding would cost $150,000).
I have been told that Stoller has filed 500 extension requests since November.
What are the odds that someone would have superior trademark rights to 500 of the marks that have been published for opposition since November?
What is the duty of the PTO to protect trademark applicants from, for want of a better term, something that appears to be a scheme?

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