1. What’s the impact of the mandatory electronic filing rule change?, 55:12
A San Diego biotechnology company has been refused a trademark registration for ‘Sequencing by Binding’ on the grounds that it is too descriptive. Omniome, which develops DNA sequencing tools, filed for the mark in 2017 but had its application refused by an examining attorney at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In a precedential decision, issued on Monday, January 6, the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) upheld the original decision, concluding that ‘Sequencing by Binding’ was descriptive of the claimed goods and services.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has delayed the deadline for mandatory electronic filing of trademarks from December 21 to February 15 after receiving feedback from the public, the agency announced in a Federal Register
Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice To Mandate Electronic Filing (Federal Register)
The USPTO has recently released its latest trademark fee proposal for 2020. The proposal includes substantial increases to many existing fees, and over 20 brand new fees for actions previously available at no cost. The primary purpose of these changes is to preserve and maintain the integrity of the Register by ensuring applicants adhere to U.S. specification and use requirements and to recoup more of the costs associated with TTAB proceedings.
2019.09.23 Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) Fee Setting Hearing
2:00 p.m. – Welcoming remarks
Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair William Barber Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Andrei Iancu
2:30 p.m. – Overview of fee adjustment proposals
Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration Greg Dodson Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers
2:45 p.m. – Scheduled testimony
2:45 – 2:55 p.m. Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PPLC Erik Pelton
2:55 – 3:05 p.m. INTA Subcommittee for Trademark Office Practice for the United States Chair Jennifer Fraser
3:05 – 3:15 p.m. Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. Allison Strickland Ricketts
3:15 – 3:25 p.m. Intellectual Propery Owners Association Jenny L. Greisman
3:25 – 3:35 p.m. President of AIPLA Sheldon H. Klein
Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair William Barber
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has postponed until Dec. 21 a requirement that nearly all trademark applications be electronically filed and managed.
10月5日からとされてた改正ルール〈Mandate Electronic Filing〉(84 FR 37081）の施行日は12月21日に変更されています。
米国特許商標庁(uspto)で米国商標登録の出願料や維持費用についての値上げが検討されています。現段階は未だ意見募集の段階ですが、来年（2020）の３月にFederal Registerでの改定案が出され、7月に Federal Registerに最終案が発表され、来年（2020）の8月には実施予定となっています。現行の電子出願TEAS RFの275USDが350USDに、TEASPlusが225USDが250USDになる予定です。petitionの申請は100USDから250USD、Request for Reconsideration $400(new), Section 8 225USd, Section 15 225USD, Section 71 225USDが予定されています。また、新規な料金として、Audit（TTAB’s pleading）の後に商品や役務を削除する場合には、１つの商品、役務あたり100USDの費用を要することが予定されています。TTABは１区分辺り200USDの値上げを検討しています。
As part of the USPTO’s continued commitment to f
On October 26, 2019, we are changing how customers access the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEASi (international). To access and file forms, you will need to log in to a USPTO.gov account with a two-step authentication.
Facing a backlash from its own staff, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has scrapped new guidelines that would have required foreign trademark applicants living in the U.S. to prove they had legal immigration status.