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USPTO Pilot Program

True Use or True Lies?

Earlier this month the PTO announced the inception of its Trademark Specimen Protest Email Pilot Program; as the name suggests, the program encourages the public to report any specimens that do not appear to exhibit marks as...more

USPTO Pilot Program Regarding Specimen Authenticity

by Fish & Richardson on

U.S. trademark practitioners have long dealt with the issue of applicants, either deliberately or innocently, claiming use of a mark with a far broader scope of goods than is actually the case. This results in a “bloat” of...more

MarkIt to Market® - March 2018

The March 2018 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® discusses the impact of Brexit on trademarks, the inception of the PTO's Trademark Specimen Protest Email Pilot Program, and lists the new gTLD Sunrise...more

New USPTO Specimen Pilot Program

by Knobbe Martens on

On March 6, 2018 the USPTO announced that it has started a pilot program that makes it easy to report specimens that have been digitally created, altered or fabricated. Third parties that believe that an application contains...more

USPTO Pilots Program to Challenge Doctored Specimens

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a new pilot program on March 6 to allow protests against specimens that have been digitally created, altered, or fabricated. ...more

USPTO Pilot Program Facilitates Third Party Notification Of TM Specimens Which Appear To Be Fabricated

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

The USPTO has launched a new pilot program as a means for third parties to lodge informal protests about applications with specimens that appear to be improper. This pilot program is the latest in a series of steps taken by...more

USPTO Launches Pilot Program Facilitating Third Party Notification About Digitally Altered Tm Specimens

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

The USPTO has launched a pilot program to make it easier for third parties to report trademark use specimens that appear to have been digitally altered, whether they do so before or during the opposition period....more

USPTO Adds New Tool to Fight Fraud

Yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced a new pilot program to help fight fraudulent trademark applications. Specifically, the new program addresses situations where the applicant provided the USPTO with a...more

Updates to USPTO eMod Project to Improve E-Filing/Managing Patent Applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is implementing eCommerce Modernization (eMod), as discussed at a USPTO Patent Quality Chat webinar on February 13, 2018. Highlighted features of the eMod project are described in...more

Trademark Evolution: Part 2 (When Technology Changes)

by Field Law on

Technology certainly evolves. Can a trademark evolve? In the world of intellectual property rights, a registered trademark can live on for a hundred years or more. If you registered a trademark in the 1800s, it could still be...more

PTO Implements Attorney Discipline Diversion Program

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) initiated a two-year Diversion Pilot Program to align its attorney discipline program with the practices of more than 30 states. The program is designed to give patent and trademark...more

Technology Evolution in the Media Industry Supported by Pilot Program Allowing U.S. Trademark Registrations to be Updated

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Media companies have changed the way they provide their goods and services to consumers as a result of ongoing evolutions in technology. A magazine that once distributed print copies may now provide access to its articles and...more

USPTO Expands Collaborative Search Pilot Program

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As announced in this October 30, 2017 Federal Register notice, the USPTO is expanding the Collaborative Search Pilot Program under which applicants can request that multiple intellectual property offices exchange search...more

Expediting Patent Prosecution with the New Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program

On November 1, 2017 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented an expansion of the Collaborative Search Pilot Program (CSP), which began in 2015 and ended earlier in 2017, to expedite prosecution of related...more

WINTER IS COMING… and the PTO Will Be Pruning Your Deadwood!

by Baker Donelson on

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a new random audit procedure for trademarks aimed at removing deadwood from the Register. The random audit is the result of a multi-year pilot program launched in 2012 to assess the...more

eCommerce Modernization at the USPTO Enters Its Next Phase

For the past year, registered users have been able to enroll in the Pilot Program and provide feedback on the new functionality as part of the USPTO’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative to more efficiently streamline...more

Extension of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it would be extending the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program, which permits patent applications pertaining to cancer immunotherapy to be examined...more

Cancer Moonshot: USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program Initiative

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued a Notice today extending the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program (Pilot Program), also known as “Patents 4 Patients.” The Pilot Program, which accelerates the...more

USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On June 29th, 2016, the USPTO announced the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program to allow expedited examination of patent applications that pertain to cancer immunotherapy. Under the Program and after proper petition, the USPTO...more

When Final is Not So Final: Strategies for Overcoming Final Rejections

Typically, during prosecution of a U.S. application, a second or subsequent Office Action could be made final by the patent examiner at which time prosecution of the application is essentially closed. For an applicant who...more

USPTO eMod Project To Improve E- Filing/Managing Patent Applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is implementing eCommerce Modernization (eMod), as discussed at a Patent Quality Chat webinar on May 9, 2017 (click here for the webinar slides).  Highlighted features and the...more

Checking In On ITC Pilot Program For Redesigns

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Since February 2015, when the U.S. International Trade Commission announced its pilot program for expedited rulings on whether ITC exclusion and cease-and-desist orders cover redesigns or new products, the commission has...more

USPTO News Briefs - February 2017

USPTO Announces Expansion of eMod Text Pilot - In August 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it would begin implementing a new system that would eventually replace the EFS-Web, Public PAIR, and...more

ITC Proceedings under the Pilot Program for Redesigns and New Products

Since February 2015, when the ITC announced its Pilot Program for expedited rulings on whether ITC exclusion and cease-and-desist orders cover redesigns or new products, the Commission has issued four decisions under the...more

Beware of the USPTO’s Push for Clarity

The Clarity of the Record Pilot program is an ongoing and evolving program that is part of an attempt by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to produce high-quality patents as part of the Enhanced Patent Quality...more

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