Submitted by UCS on April 7, 2020
On March 31st, the United State Patent & Trademark Organization, as granted authority through the CARES Act, announced that in response to the disruption to businesses caused by the spread of COVID-19, it was extending the due dates for submission and payment of certain trademark and patent applications. These extensions provide relief for:
Applications that were due March 27th and April 30th will be extended 30 days from the initial due date as long as the application is accompanied by a statement that indicates that the practitioner, applicant, registrant, or other person associated with the filing or fee was personally affected by COVID-19, including, without limitation, the following:
Note, the USPTO remains open for business. In-person meetings, such as hearings and examiner interviews, are being conducted virtually by phone and video until further notice.
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