Important Change to the US Trademark Office Rules – How It Affects Your Business

Alerts / December 2, 2019

As of Dec. 21, 2019, the U.S. Trademark Office will require that owners of applications and registrations provide a valid email address for communication. While we provide our email address as your attorney of record, the Trademark Office requires this additional email address to cut down on paper and courtesy maintenance reminders.

We recommend that you create an email address such as <trademarks@[insertclientname].com> that is accessible to several members of your organization, so that no one person is responsible for all incoming communications from the Trademark Office. Please note that the Trademark Office will contact us first regarding the filings we make on your behalf, but once the registration issues, it will contact you through this new email as to any cancellation action filed against the registration, so it will be important to monitor this email address.

Please let us know as soon as you have created your company’s email address so that we may include it with any Trademark Office filings.

In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions.

Authorship Credit: Mark H. Tidman

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