10.07.2016

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Changing Rules

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Rules of Practice are changing Jan. 14, 2017. The amended rules will be applicable to all proceedings, including those pending on Jan. 14, 2017.
The amendments are to rules that govern inter partes (oppositions, cancellations, concurrent use) and ex parte appeal proceedings.
The amendments:
·         Enhance efficiency and clarify process in trial and appeal cases
·         Increase use of electronic filing
·         Harmonize the rules with existing case law, federal rules
·         Codify existing practice
·         Include minor changes such as updating changed references and using standard, current terminology.
See our chart summarizing the rule changes.
We issued a notice of final rulemaking entitled “Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice” in the Federal Register, 81 Fed. Reg. 69950 on Oct. 7, 2016.
See our TTAB homepage for more information and resources.


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