Posts made in January, 2015

USPTO to Increase Efficiency and Decrease Filing Fees

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

In what should come as great news to attorneys and their clients, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has amended several regulations that will increase electronic processing of trademark applications while reducing application fees. To achieve this, the USPTO will offer additional electronic application processing through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and will communicate with registrants via email. The USPTO said that the ease of electronic filing through TEAS and email communication will streamline and simplify procedures for all users. (Read the USPTO’s Final Rule in the Federal Register here.) Of particular note are the...

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