Trademark registration for foreign applicants is set to change on August 3rd.


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Trademark registration for foreign...

On July 2nd, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced a new rule requiring “all foreign-domiciled trademarked 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.”

The new rule is set to take effect on August 3, 2019. This new requirement will apply to all parties whose legal permanent residence or principal place of business is not located within the United States.

The new rule is available here