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Practice Tip on Section 2(d) and Foreign Entity Designa...


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) informs that the final version of a new Practice Tip “Section 2(d) and Foreign Entity Designations: When Different Entity Terminology Identifies the Same Owner" is now available.

This Practice Tip is intended to minimize unnecessary Section 2(d) refusals by clarifying when an examining attorney may presume that an applicant owns a conflicting prior registration or application, despite differences in the terminology used to identify the owner’s entity type in the respective records.


Source: www.uspto.gov