Patent and Trademark Office February 29, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Changes in Rules Regarding Filing Trademark Correspondence by Express Mail or Under a Certificate of Mailing or Transmission
Document Number: E8-3929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') proposes to amend the Trademark Rules of Practice to provide that the procedures for filing trademark correspondence by Express Mail or under a certificate of mailing or transmission do not apply to certain specified documents for which an electronic form is available in the Trademark Electronic Application System (``TEAS''). The purpose of the rule change is to promote electronic filing, increase efficiency, and improve the quality and integrity of critical data in the Office's automated systems.