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Jul 01, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 13/21)
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TBMP 2021 Update Available

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) informs that the June 2021 update of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP) is now available on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board webpage under "Policies & procedures" here.

This update incorporates relevant case law issued between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. It also includes updates on requirements for new fees in connection with briefs and oral hearings as well as the change in nomenclature from "standing" to file an opposition or cancellation under the Trademark Act to "entitlement to a statutory cause of action."