Intellectual Property Law

New Examination Guide for Trademark Expungement and Reexamination Procedures

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new examination guide titled “Expungement and Reexamination Proceedings Under the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020.” This guide explains the procedures for the new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings for cancellation of a registration, in whole or in part, when the required use in commerce of the registered mark has not been made. The guide is available on the Trademark examination guides webpage. Please send questions about the guide to TMPolicy@uspto.gov.


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