New U.S. PTO Trademark Rule to Effect Foreign Trademark Applicants

By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted July 20, 2019

As of August 3, 2019, only U.S. barred attorneys will be able to represent trademark applicants before the U.S. PTO Trademark Office. What this means is that any applicant, from anywhere in the world, will have to engage a U.S. qualified lawyer, domiciled in the U.S. and in good standing with the state Bar, to file, prosecute and generally represent the applicant before the U.S. PTO in all trademark matters at the Trademark Office.

FLIP is happy to discuss assisting foreign applicants in their pursuit of trademark prosecution, registration and protection of rights. FLIP welcomes inquiries, so please feel free to contact us.

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