New rule requires trademark applicants and registrants to have a U.S.-licensed attorney
July 2, 2019
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a new rule in the Federal Register requiring 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.
This rule becomes effective on August 3.
The requirement applies to all trademark…