USPTO Considers Shortening First Section 8 Deadline

The USPTO is seeking public comment regarding an amendment of federal law to shorten the first filing deadline for demonstrating use or excusable nonuse of a registered trademark.  Though such a change requires legislative amendment of the Trademark Act, the USPTO is seeking public comment about such an amendment.  The change would function to promptly […]

USPTO Considering Adjustment in Trademark Application Fees

The USPTO is seeking public input regarding possible adjustments in trademark application fees, particularly lowering fees for applicants willing to file and communicate with the USPTO electronically, and raising fees for paper filed applications.  A Notice of Inquiry has been published in the Federal Register. Responses are due by October 15, 2012.

USPTO Releases Trademark Status and Document Retrieval

In August, the USPTO released version 2.0 of the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system.  This past weekend, the USPTO started redirecting all direct links to the Trademark Application and Registration Retrieval System (TARR) to the TSDR.  Next, weekend, it will redirect all links to the Trademark Document Retrieval (TDR) system to the TSDR.  […]