WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a new rule requiring all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.
外国人の出願や応答に米国弁護士の代理を必要とする新ルールは2019年8月3日施行となります。（This new trademark rule has an effective date of August 3, 2019.）
Paper and electronic trademark submissions made after the effective date of this rule will require U.S.-licensed attorneys representing applicants, registrants, or parties to provide all of the following:*
- Their name, postal address, and email address
- A statement attesting to their active membership in good standing of a bar of the highest court of a U.S. state, commonwealth, or territory.
- Information concerning their bar membership (state, number if applicable, and year of admission).**
*Electronic submissions are filed online through TEAS.
**Attorney bar information will not be made publicly available.
On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a rule that will have a major impact on foreign (non-U.S. domiciled) trademark applicants, registrants, and parties in inter par