Federal Register Notices - 2017

Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2017 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Selected Federal Register Notices may also appear under various topical areas on this USPTO website.

For a complete, searchable database of Federal Register Notices in PDF, XML, and accessible HTML formats, please visit http://www.regulations.gov.

Final Rules

  • Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees during Fiscal Year 2017, 52780–52817 [2017–24390] [TEXT] [PDF] (14Nov2017)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege for Trials before Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 51570–51575 [2017–24190] [TEXT] [PDF] (07Nov2017)
  • Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice; Clarification, 33804–33806 [2017–15346] [TEXT] [PDF] (21Jul2017)
  • Revival of Abandoned Applications, Reinstatement of Abandoned Applications and Cancelled or Expired Registrations, and Petitions to the Director, 29401–29409 [2017–13519] [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jun2017)
  • July 2017 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Procedures, 24249–24253 [2017–10870] [TEXT] [PDF] (26May2017)
  • Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases; Delay of Effective Date, 10273 [2017–02796] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2017)
  • Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases, 6259–6265 [2017–00317] [TEXT] [PDF] (19Jan2017)

Interim Rules

  • None at this time

Proposed Rule

  • Removal of Rules Governing Trademark Interferences, 48469–48472 [2017–22394] [TEXT] [PDF] (18Oct2017)

General Notices

  • Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program, 50122–50125 [2017–23661] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Oct2017)
  • Cash Payment Method Will No Longer Be Accepted , 46042 [2017–21194] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Oct2017)
  • Patent Term Extensions: OCS Lung System, 44391 [2017–20272] [TEXT] [PDF] (22Sep2017)
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Shows; Roundtable, 43226 [2017–19488] [TEXT] [PDF] (14Sep2017)
  • Performance Review Board, 38896 [2017–17321] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Aug2017)
  • Patent Term Extensions: Benralizumab, 33485 [2017–15249] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Jul2017)
  • Voluntary Initiatives to Combat Infringement of Intellectual Property in Online Environment; Cancellation, 31048 [2017–14072] [TEXT] [PDF] (05Jul2017)
  • Public Advisory Committees, 29847–29848 [2017–13769] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Jun2017)
  • Fraudulent Solicitations Roundtable, 29535–29536 [2017–13612] [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jun2017)
  • Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program, 28645–28646 [2017–13122] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Jun2017)
  • Voluntary Initiatives to Combat Infringement of Intellectual Property in the Online Environment, 28483 [2017–12992] [TEXT] [PDF] (22Jun2017)
  • Patent Term Extensions: LOCILEX (pexiganan), 24307 [2017–10964] [TEXT] [PDF] (26May2017)
  • Improving the Accuracy of the Trademark Register: Possible Streamlined Version of Cancellation Proceedings on Grounds of Abandonment and Nonuse; Request for Comments, 22517–22519 [2017–09856] [TEXT] [PDF] (16May2017)
  • Developments in Trade Secret Protection, 17413 [2017–07254] [TEXT] [PDF] (11Apr2017)
  • Consumer Messaging in Connection With Online Transactions Involving Copyrighted Works, 14505–14506 [2017–05511] [TEXT] [PDF] (21Mar2017)
  • Preliminary Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Currently Being Negotiated at The Hague Conference on Private International Law, 4314–4315 [2017–00671] [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jan2017)
  • Continuation of the Accelerated Examination Program, 3758–3759 [2017–00568] [TEXT] [PDF] (12Jan2017)

Paperwork Reduction Act

30-Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB)

  • [0651-0042] - Patent Examiner Employment Application [TEXT] [PDF] (18Oct2017)
  • [0651-0054] - Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application [TEXT] [PDF] (18Oct2017)
  • [0651-0059] - Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (29Sep2017)
  • [0651-0056] - Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks) [TEXT] [PDF] (25Sep2017)
  • [0651-0075] - International Design Applications (Hague Agreement) [TEXT] [PDF] (11Sep2017)
  • [0651-0050] - Responses to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms [TEXT] [PDF] (25Jul2017)
  • [0651-0065] - Global Intellectual Property Academy Surveys [TEXT] [PDF] (6Jul2017)
  • [0651-0040] - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (26May2017)
  • [0651-0032] - Initial Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (26Apr2017)
  • [0651-0063] - Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (26Apr2017)
  • [0651-0048] - Native American Tribal Insignia Database [TEXT] [PDF] (22Mar2017)

60-Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection)

  • [0651-0043] - Patent and Trademark Financial Transactions [TEXT] [PDF] (15Nov2017)
  • [0651-0012] - Admission to Practice and Roster of Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents Admitted to Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) [TEXT] [PDF] (18Oct2017)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (18Oct2017)
  • [0651-0009] - Applications for Trademark Registrations [TEXT] [PDF] (29Sep2017)
  • [0651-0068] - Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics [TEXT] [PDF] (25Sep2017)
  • [0651-0042] - Patent Examiner Employment Application [TEXT] [PDF] (11Aug2017)
  • [0651-0054] - Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application [TEXT] [PDF]  (25Jul2017)
  • [0651-0059] - Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (25Jul2017)
  • [0651-0056] - Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks) [TEXT] [PDF] (6Jul2017)
  • [0651-0075] - International Design Applications (Hague Agreement) [TEXT] [PDF] (30Jun2017)
  • [0651-0050] - Responses to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms [TEXT] [PDF] (16May2017)
  • [0651-0065] - Global Intellectual Property Academy Surveys [TEXT] [PDF] (3May2017)
  • [0651-0040] - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (22Mar2017)
  • [0651-0063] - Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (17Feb2017)
  • [0651-0032] - Initial Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (16Feb2017)

Privacy Act

System of Records Notices

  • None at this time