Notice of Reformatted Trademark Registration Certificate
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') is reformatting the certificates of registration issued for registered marks.
Trademark Examination Guides 01-09 and 02-09 on Deceptiveness Refusals
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'' or ``Office'') is publishing two Trademark Examination Guides (``Guides'') regarding deceptiveness refusals for non-geographic and geographic marks. These Guides, issued on May 11, 2009, are being published to give members of the public notice of them in addition to the notice already provided on the USPTO's Web site. Members of the public may submit comments regarding the Guides. Comments will be given consideration in connection with developing future examination guidance dealing with the subjects of the Guides.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,977,138; ISTODAXTM
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one- year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,977,138.
July 2009 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Procedures
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is revising the rules of practice in title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to conform them to certain amendments made to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that take effect on July 1, 2009. These amendments result in a change to the procedure under the PCT whereby applicants may make amendments to the claims in an international application.