USPTO Delays Madrid Protocol Procedural Rules

Law360, New York (December 18, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office further postponed a number of procedural rules pertaining to international trademark registrations under the Madrid Protocol, the agency said Thursday.

The agency postponed the requirement of electronic transmission of trademark applications for international registration under the Madrid Protocol until Nov. 2, 2004. Under the temporary system, international applications, responses to irregularity notices, and subsequent designations may be submitted on paper rather than through the Electronic Application System (TEAS).

Moreover, the USPTO extended the suspension of payment of fees to the...
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