New USPTO Government Fees for 2021
The USPTO has published the final rule in the Federal Register establishing fee increases for electronic filings related to Trademark applications and proceedings. The changes, which go into effect on January 2, 2021, are summarized in the table below. The full text on the Federal Register can be found here.
Letter of Protest Procedures
The USPTO has codified the procedures for filing a letter of protest, which will also go into effect on Jan. 2, 2021. This change includes updates to TMEP §§ 1715-1715.06. The new rules are designed to ensure that letters of protest are relevant, well-supported, and timely. Several key requirements state that the letter of protest must: