Monday, August 5, 2019

New rule requires electronic filing for trademark submissions

The USPTO has published a new rule in the Federal Register requiring electronic filing for trademark submissions.
This rule becomes effective on October 5.
Trademark applicants and registrants will be required to file online using the USPTO's Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Applicants and registrants will need to provide and maintain an accurate email address for receiving correspondence from the USPTO.
Paper and fax submissions will no longer be accepted. Email submissions will continue to not be accepted.
To learn more about this federal trademark law change, please visit the USPTO website.