Begining August 3, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has implemented a revised trademark rule that requires all foreign-domiciled applicants should appoint and be represented before USPTO by a U.S. attorney.
Thus, companies and individuals wishing to file a U.S. trademark application need to appoint a U.S. attorney in advance, taking into account the strict regulation of the USPTO. Moreover, the new rule applies to all proceedings and documents submitted to the USPTO, beginning at the time of any office action (e.g., a provisional refusal).
HWAIN IP Law Group has a close partnership with a U.S. Law Office, where a U.S. trademark attorney has direct control over U.S. applications and office actions. Under the new regulations, we are committed to providing you with a more professional and prompt legal service.
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