- Monday, July 15, 2019
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that commencing August 3, 2019, all foreign–domiciled applicants, registrants, and parties to trademark proceedings will need to be represented by U.S.-licensed legal counsel. This new rule was said to be needed to safeguard the accuracy and integrity of the U.S. Trademark Register in response to the tens of thousands of inaccurate and/or possibly fraudulent filings by foreign applicants.
WHAT DOES FOREIGN-DOMICILED MEAN?
IS THE RULE APPLICABLE TO EXISTING U.S. APPLICATIONS/REGISTRATIONS?
DOES THIS APPLY TO MADRID APPLICATIONS?