U.S. Trademark Law: Rules of Practice & Federal Statute

A complete presentation of 37 C.F.R. Part 2- Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases; the text of the Trademark Act of 1946, as amended, and related statutory sections. [Electronic Version]  [PDF]

The text of the Trademark Act of 1946, as amended, and related statutory sections.  [PDF]

Prior editions of 37 C.F.R. Part 2 - Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases; the text of the Trademark Act of 1946, as amended.

Proposed Rules

  • Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases, 40589 - 40594 [2016 - 14791] [TEXT](link is external)  [PDF](link is external) (22June2016)
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating toTrademark Fee Adjustment, 33619–33632 [2016–12571] [TEXT] (link is external) [PDF] (link is external) (27May2016)
  • Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice, 19325–19352 [2016-06672][TEXT](link is external) [PDF](link is external) (04March2016)
  • Trademark Applications and Renewals; Reduction of Fees, 26664–26669 [2014–10730] [TEXT] [PDF] (09May2014)
  • Changes in Requirements for Collective Trademarks and Service Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Certification Marks [TEXT] [PDF] (20Feb2014)
  • Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Rules of Practice and the Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks [2014–01126] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Jan2014)

Recent Final Rules

  • International Trademark Classification Changes [TEXT] [PDF] (24Dec2015)

  • Trademark Rules of Practice: Rules of Practice for Collective Trademarks and Service Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Certification Marks [TEXT] [PDF] (11June2015)

  • Trademark Rules of Practice: Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, 2303–2313 [2015–00267] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Jan2015)

  • Reduction of Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewals, 74633–74639 [2014–29413] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Dec2014)

  • International Trademark Classification Changes [TEXT] [PDF] (09Aug2012)

  • Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases [TEXT] [PDF] (22May2012)
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  • Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendments [TEXT] [PDF] (08Nov2011)

Upcoming Events

June 28, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public conference on the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property (IP) in 3D printing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Please join the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose to participate...