Intellectual Property Law

Trademark Modernization Act (TMA): Public Comment Period and Upcoming Roundtables

On May 18, the USPTO published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement changes to trademark rules of practice authorized by the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020. For information about the TMA and the related NPRM, please visit the PTO’s TMA webpage

TMA Formal Public Comments

As described in the NPRM and TMA webpage, the PTO is seeking public comments on the proposed rules. If you and/or your colleagues are interested in providing comments, formal written comments should be submitted here by Monday, July 19, 2021. Detailed instructions on the submission process are described under the Submit Feedback section of the TMA webpage. 

TMA Roundtables

The PTO has also scheduled two virtual roundtables for the public to provide comments and hear from other public speakers. Any comments provided during the roundtables are considered informal. Formal comments must still be submitted in writing through the above process. For more information and to register for a roundtable, please visit: 

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