Intent to use trademark registration with USPTO in the US. Individual legal entity type.
An intent to use trademark registration does not show evidence of a mark being used in commerce. An ITU registration and potential extensions of time require evidence that a good/service is on its way to market but such R&D does not necessarily constitute business activity.
Do you agree with this statement? Could a person that is temporarily but contractually and exclusively tied to an employer (a foreigner through a work visa for example) file for their own ITU registration for the future, as an individual?
What risks might they be exposed to?