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Get Your Submissions in Now — Trademark Fees are Going Up in 2021

On January 2, 2021, many fees for trademark applications and maintaining trademark registrations  are going to increase according to a recent announcement from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Which fees are going up? There are quite a few, including applications for trademark registration, maintenance filings, and some Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) filings. Additionally, there will be a number of completely new fees. Below, we’re going to cover some of the […]

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Beware of This New USPTO and Trademark Email Scam

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an alert in September 2020 regarding a new email scam.  Email messages are showing up in trademark owners’ inboxes that appear to be from USPTO but are actually from third parties. Be aware that any correspondence appearing to be from this government agency may be fraudulent and pay careful attention.  Learn why this digital scam may be surfacing now, key indicators that the email you received […]

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USPTO Extend Deadlines Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act) was signed into law at the end of March 2020. Provisions within the CARES Act allowed the USPTO and the TTAB to grant extensions of time for certain filings. The USPTO swiftly announced last week that certain 30-day filing extensions are now available.  These extensions encompass certain trademark-related documents and fee payment submissions. New deadlines fall between March 27 and April 30, 2020. If […]

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