FOREIGN-DOMICILED TRADEMARK APPLICANTS, REGISTRANTS, AND PARTIES MUST NOW BE REPRESENTED BY US LICENSED ATTORNEYS AT THE USPTO
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week announced that, beginning August 3, 2019, it will require all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney licensed to practice law in the United States. This new rules package is intended to: (1) increase compliance with U.S. trademark law [...]
WHEN CAN A WEBSITE DEMONSTRATE USE?
Perhaps the most common question we receive from clients is: “What is an appropriate specimen for supporting use of my trademark?” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has very strict rules regarding materials appropriate as specimen for trademarks, which are required for use-based applications and post-registration filings, such as Declarations of Use. Website [...]