USPTO Seeks To Phase Out Paper Applications For Trademarks

Law360, New York (August 16, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said Thursday that it was looking to encourage electronic applications for trademarks, inviting the public to weigh in on a series of policy changes designed to spur increased e-filings.

In a notice in Thursday's Federal Register, the USPTO said it was considering making changes to the pricing structure of its electronic and paper trademark application process in order to push applicants to seek trademarks online rather than through traditional means.

“So as to promote efficiency for the USPTO and customers...
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