TEAS & TEASi Maintenance and Enhancement Section

Proposal to require foreign-domiciled trademark applicants and registrants to use U.S.-licensed attorneys 

We  published a proposal to change federal trademark law (our rules of practice) to require foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to use an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.  

In addition to the above proposed change, U.S.-licensed attorneys representing anyone before the USPTO in trademark matters would be required to confirm that they are an active member in good standing of their bar and provide their bar membership information. 

Visit our webpage about the proposal to change federal trademark law to find out more about this and how to submit comments.