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Volume19
Year2010
TitleShould Congress Provide a PTO-Maintained Register for Famous Marks?
Author(s)Chris Sclimenti
First Page99
AbstractProfessor Smith's proposal for a Fame Register remains no less viable today under the TDRA than when it was made with reference to the FDTA. I am far less confident than Professor Smith in the ability of his proposed Fame Register to produce the advantages he asserts. I now explore some of the reasons why Congress continues to prefer the courts to the PTO as the arbiters of fame.