Monthly Archives: February 2017

More Stringent Trademark Registration Maintenance Rules Coming Soon

Starting on February 17, 2017 (that's this Friday folks) USPTO trademark examiners will have the ability to request additional evidence of continued use of registered trademarks when maintenance filings cross their desks. After a trademark is registered, owners must make periodic filings with the USPTO to maintain their registrations, specifically at the 5 and 10-year…
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New “MyUSPTO” Portal Gives Trademark Registration a Boost

I was pleasantly surprised when I recently went to the USPTO website and found a new portal called "MyUSPTO." The portal allows a user to create an account and then store payment information and even import previous registrations filed. The ability to import previously filed registrations is a real boon because it allows users to…
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