U.S., Europe And Japan To Streamline Trademark Applications

Law360, New York (June 4, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The intellectual property authorities of the United States, the European Union and Japan have agreed on a system to streamline trademark applications, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said on Friday.

The USPTO, the European Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market and the Japan Patent Office agreed to a list of identifications and classifications for goods and services that will be accepted in trademark applications filed in the three offices, according to an announcement posted on the USPTO’s website.

Trademark examination will be faster...
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