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Mai 20, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 10/21)
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Feedback on New Proposed Rules of the TMA Sought

On May 18, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on "Changes To Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020". The USPTO is seeking feedback on the new proposed rules.

The proposed rules address:
- Two new ex parte proceedings to cancel registered trademarks for nonuse
- A new ground for cancellation of a registration before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
- Shorter response times for office actions
- Letter of protest practice
- Attorney recognition until revocation or withdrawal
- Attorney withdrawal requirements
- Court orders concerning registrations

The USPTO will be holding public roundtables to explain the proposed rules and answer questions. Feedback can be submitted until July 19, 2021 at

Further information on the public roundtables will be provided on the TMA webpage of the USPTO website here