Concerns About USPTO's Proposed E-Filing Rules For TMs
By Roger LaLonde (January 22, 2019, 12:59 PM EST) -- During the summer of 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office solicited public comments regarding proposed changes to the USPTO's Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases that would: (1) make electronic filing mandatory for trademark applications and all related submissions (e.g., responses to office actions, maintenance and renewal filings); and (2) require applicants, registrants and any parties involved in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to provide and maintain an email address for correspondence. While these changes may seem modest, they could have a significant impact on how attorneys, their clients, and others interact with the USPTO....
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