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USPTO and U.S. Copyright Office request public comments and announce public roundtables for joint study on NFTs and IP

By developer / November 23, 2022 /

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Copyright Office are conducting a joint study regarding the impacts of non-fungible token (NFT) technologies on intellectual property (IP) rights, law, and policy. The agencies have issued a Federal Register Notice (FRN) requesting written public comments on these issues. The FRN also announces that…

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USPTO suspends accounts engaged in foreign sponsorship scam

By harryray / October 6, 2022 / Comments Off on USPTO suspends accounts engaged in foreign sponsorship scam

USPTO suspends accounts engaged in foreign sponsorship scam On September 16, 2022 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued two orders suspending several attorney-sponsored support staff accounts that violated the Trademark Verified Account Agreement and the USPTO Website Terms of Use. Only U.S.-licensed attorneys can sponsor accounts for support staff who are directly…

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USPTO adds key executives to leadership team

By harryray / August 16, 2022 / Comments Off on USPTO adds key executives to leadership team

WASHINGTON – Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Kathi Vidal, along with newly sworn-in Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Derrick Brent, today announced new staff additions and promotions to the senior team in the…

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July 28 webinar: Quarterly legislation and case law update on IP in China

By harryray / July 21, 2022 / Comments Off on July 28 webinar: Quarterly legislation and case law update on IP in China

Register to attend this presentation by senior attorneys from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as they discuss developments during the past three months in intellectual property (IP) law in China. This free one-hour program will provide an opportunity for IP attorneys, businesses, inventors, brand owners, and other IP stakeholders to access a…

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Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure update

By harryray / July 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure update

The July 2022 version of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) is now available on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) website. The TMEP updates result in efficiencies for examining attorneys, applicants, registrants, and practitioners because it serves as a primary resource for information about the registration process. This revision includes citations…

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New guidance for trademark filers on identity verification and account user roles

By harryray / July 12, 2022 / Comments Off on New guidance for trademark filers on identity verification and account user roles

On August 6, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will begin requiring all USPTO.gov account holders to verify their identities as a condition for filing electronic trademark forms. Read our latest Director’s blog for more information. As part of our program, account holders must select a user role when verifying their identities.…

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Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual updated to include new precedents

By harryray / July 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual updated to include new precedents

The June 2022 update of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP) is now available on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) webpage under “Practice and procedure.” The revision includes precedential citations to legal opinions from the TTAB and the Federal Circuit made between February 28, 2021, and March 4, 2022. The modification…

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Streamlined help desk experience coming July 1 for petitions customers

By harryray / July 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Streamlined help desk experience coming July 1 for petitions customers

In an effort to provide better customer service, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a new Petitions web page and will be moving to the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) as the single point-of-contact for petitions inquiries. Beginning July 1, 2022, the USPTO will route the Petitions Office phone line to the TAC for…

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