A new era at the USPTO – 2017 in review

By Mary Boney Denison

The last year has proved another significant one for the US Patent and Trademark Office’s trademarks organisation. Latest developments include fee changes for paper filers and a new declaration format

The US Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Commissioner’s Office just completed another highly successful year with a 12% trademark filing increase. In addition to meeting our pendency and quality goals, major work included fee changes for paper filers, changing the declaration format to make it more readable, hiring customer experience experts, addressing fraudulent solicitations and addressing fake specimens.

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