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Update: Implementation of USPTO Rule Change on Audits of Maintenance Declarations Effective March 21, 2017

February 27, 2017

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Update: Implementation of USPTO Rule Change on Audits of Maintenance Declarations Effective March 21, 2017

February 27, 2017

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As we discussed in our blog post earlier this month, U.S. Trademark Office Sharpens Machete for Pruning Deadwood, the USPTO is implementing a new practice of randomly auditing maintenance declarations to request additional specimens/evidence of use if more than one item is covered in each class. This rule change will now go into effect on March 21, 2017 (not February 17, 2017 as previously reported).


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Cynthia Johnson Walden | Principal

Cynthia Walden is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Boston office, and the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group Leader. Ms. Walden is well-known for providing insightful and business minded advice to clients on all aspects of brand protection and enforcement...

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