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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