Significant developments at the USPTO in 2016

By Mary Boney Denison

It has been another busy year for the trademarks organisation at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Major changes include a proposed new fee structure and a renewed focus on enhancing the customer experience

Picture: Jeff Isaacs/USPTO Trademark-intensive industries are an integral part of the US economy. This fact was reinforced in a September 2016 report from the Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) entitled “Intellectual Property and the US Economy”, which examined 81 IP-intensive...

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