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Below are this year's Federal Register Notices published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Selected Federal Register Notices may also appear under various topical areas on this USPTO website.

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Final Rules

Currently no Final Rules available.

Interim Rules

  • Changes to Continued Prosecution Application Practice, 12384–12386 [2014–04807] [TEXT] [PDF] (05Mar2014)
  • Changes to Permit Delayed Submission of Certain Requirements for Prioritized Examination, 12386–12390 [2014–04806] [TEXT] [PDF] (05Mar2014)


Proposed Rule

  • Required Identification of Attributable Owner: Extension of Deadline for Requests to Testify at Public Hearings, 13962–13963 [2014–05281] [TEXT] [PDF] (12Mar2014)
  • Collective Trademarks and Service Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Certification Marks: Changes in Requirements, 9678–9697 [2014–03256] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Feb2014)
  • Rules of Practce; Identification of Attributable Owner: Public Hearings, 9677–9678 [2014–03629] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Feb2014)
  • Changes to Require Identification of Attributable Owner, 4105–4121 [2014–01195] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Jan2014)
  • Trademark Rules of Practice and Rules of Practice in Filings: Changes Pursuant to Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, 3750–3757 [2014–01126] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Jan2014)
  • Implementation of Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs; Comment Period Extension , 3146–3147 [2014–00729] [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jan2014)


General Notices

  • Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, and Natural Products, 21736–21738 [2014–08759] [TEXT] [PDF] (17Apr2014)
  • Copyright Policy Topics, 21439–21440 [2014–08627] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Apr2014)
  • Patents for Humanity Program, 18670–18674 [2014–07489] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Apr2014)
  • Glossary Pilot Program, 17137–17139 [2014–06792] [TEXT] [PDF] (27Mar2014)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee, 15319 [2014–06015] [TEXT]  [PDF] (19Mar2014)
  • Use of Crowdsourcing and Third-Party Preissuance Submissions to Identify Relevant Prior Art; Roundtable, 15319–15321 [2014–05996] [TEXT]  [PDF] (19Mar2014)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation; Extension of Deadline, 15321 [2014–06008] [TEXT]  [PDF] (19Mar2014)
  • Improving the Operation of the Notice and Takedown System under the DMCA; Multistakeholder Forum, 13644–13645 [2014–05159] [TEXT] [PDF] (11Mar2014)
  • Patent Term Extensions: U.S. Patent No. 5,610,059; Monovalent Lawsonia intracellularis Bacterin Vaccine, 10126 [2014–03855] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Feb2014)
  • Written Description Requirement for Design Applications, 7171–7173 [2014–02578] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Feb2014)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,593,823; INTERCEPT[supreg] Blood System for Plasma 2821–2822 [2014–00723] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Jan2014)
  • Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program; Extension, 642–644 [2013–31574] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Jan2014)
  • Prior Art Resources for Use in the Examination of Software-Related Patent Applications, 644–645 [2013–31492] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Jan2014)


Paperwork Reduction Act

 30 Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB) 

  • [0651-0040] - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (18Mar2014)
  • [0651-0063] - Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (26Feb2014)
  • [0651-0032] - Initial Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (30Jan2014)
  • [0651-0048] - Native American Tribal Insignia Database [TEXT] [PDF] (28Jan2014)

60 Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection) 

  • [0651-0065] - Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys [TEXT] [PDF] (19Mar2014)
  • [0651-0054] - Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application [TEXT] [PDF] (05Mar2014)
  • [0651-0043] - Patent and Trademark Financial Transactions [TEXT] [PDF] (12Feb2014)
  • [0651-0050] - Response to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms [TEXT] [PDF] (28Jan2014)


Proposed Rulemaking (Supporting Statements) 

    Currently none available.


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