Patent and Trademark Office November 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

International Trademark Classification Changes
Document Number: 2019-25807
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues this final rule to incorporate classification changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Agreement). These changes are listed in the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, which is published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and will become effective on January 1, 2020.
Secrecy and License to Export
Document Number: 2019-25510
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0034 (Secrecy and License to Export).
Removal of Regulations Governing Requests for Presidential Proclamations Under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 (SCPA) and Certain Rules of Practice Relating to Registration To Practice and Discipline
Document Number: 2019-24825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' and Executive Order 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) proposes to remove its regulations governing requests for Presidential Proclamations under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 (SCPA). In addition, this proposed rule would revise the rules of practice in patent cases to eliminate the requirement for handwritten personal signatures on correspondence relating to registration to practice before the Office, and other matters within the purview of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED).
Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, November 2019 Edition
Document Number: 2019-25281
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') is issuing a consolidated Office Patent Trial Practice Guide (``Practice Guide'') to incorporate prior updates to the original August 2012 Practice Guide. The Office publishes the Practice Guide to provide practitioners with guidance on typical procedures and timeframes for taking action in post-grant trials implemented following the Leahy- Smith America Invents Act (``AIA''), as well as to bring greater procedural consistency among panels of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (``Board'').
Patent Term Extension
Document Number: 2019-24953
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0020 (Patent Term Extension).
Patent Law Treaty
Document Number: 2019-24952
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0073 (Patent Law Treaty).
Deposit of Biological Materials
Document Number: 2019-24951
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0022 (Deposit of Biological Materials).