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New Rule Requires Licensed U.S. Attorney for Non-U.S. Trademark Transactions and Proceedings - Intellectual Property News

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Intellectual Property News

Posted on: Aug 21, 2019

By Lori Meddings and Li Zhu, both of Quarles & Brady LLP

From August 3, 2019, all non-U.S. applicants, registrants and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) opposition or cancellation proceedings are required to be represented by a U.S. licensed attorney. By then, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will stop accepting non-U.S. trademark applicants, registrants, and trademark trial and appeal board litigants to represent themselves in (pro se) relevant proceedings.

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