Scott D. Locke, Esq. continues to be recognized as a leading mind in U.S. Intellectual Property Law.  His most recent article The Trademark Disclaimer Provision of the Lanham Act: Is USPTO Flexibility Worth Litigant Ambiguity?, 17 J. MARSHALL REV. INTELL. PROP. L. 305 (2018), weighs the value of allowing examiners to require that applicants disclaim generic and descriptive portions of their marks, and was published in the most recent John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law.  You can download a full pdf version of the article here.