Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 PTAB “Boardside Chat” Webinar Series

The PTAB is pleased to announce its “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2018.  The purpose of the Boardside Chats is to inform you on best practices before the Board as well as to address your questions regarding specific topics.
Please find below the currently scheduled Chats.   All Chats are free and open to all.  Also, all Chats will include time for attendee questions and comment.
Please join us for this learning opportunity and dialogue with the PTAB!

Scroll down to the end of page for link to "Previous PTAB Boardside Chats"


Intellectual property webinars for current SBIR/STTR grantees

For small businesses currently participating in the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, understanding intellectual property (IP)—including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights—is necessary to protect your ideas, products, and product names in today’s knowledge economy. This series of seven 90-minute webinars, organized by the USPTO and the U.S. Small Business Administration, has been designed to specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR and STTR programs. They not only cover all aspects of IP protection, but will also help you understand your IP data rights under the SBIR/STTR grant or contract.

For details information and registration, please go to: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/other-ip-organizations-and-agencies/your-intellectual-property

Friday, April 20, 2018

Notice of Trademark system maintenance

Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) will be unavailable due to system maintenance.
When
Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. until 12:01 p.m. ET
What you should do
File all saved forms and e-signature forms by 7:59 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 5. If you don’t file these forms by that time, you will have to start the process again with the new forms. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To find out more about changes we’re making to TEAS and TEASi
Read the release highlights on our TEAS and TEASi Maintenance and Enhancement page.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Trademark Petitions

Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Petitions
ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 
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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on a 
proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0061 
(Trademark Petitions).
 
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 2018.
 
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0061 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Catherine Cain, Attorney Advisor, Office of the 
Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-8946; 
or by email to Catherine.Cain@uspto.gov with ``0651-0061 comment'' in 
the subject line. Additional information about this collection is also 
available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection 
Review.''
 
For the full announcement please go to:  
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-17/pdf/2018-08021.pdf 

Third-Party Submissions and Protests

Patent and Trademark Office

Third-Party Submissions and Protests 
ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.
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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on a 
proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0062 
(Third-Party Submissions and Protests).
 
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 2018.
 
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0062 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of 
Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-7728; 
or by email to Raul.Tamayo@upsto.gov with ``0651-0062 comment'' in the 
subject line. Additional information about this collection is also 
available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection 
Review.''
 
For the full accouncement, please go to: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-17/pdf/2018-08022.pdf