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.[1] 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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