Trademarks – Foreign Applicants and Registrants Must Have U.S. Licensed Attorney
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) now requires that all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, or parties must be represented by a U.S. licensed attorney. This rule is in effect as of August 3, 2019.
A “foreign-domiciled” trademark applicant, registrant, or party is:
- An individual with a permanent legal residence outside the United States or its territories.
- An entity with its principal place of business (headquarters) outside the United States or its territories.
This rule applies to Canadian trademark attorneys and agents as well: After the effective date of the new rule, if a Canadian attorney or agent is reciprocally recognized by OED, the attorney or agent will be recognized as an additionally appointed practitioner for a Canadian client, but the Canadian client must also appoint a U.S.-licensed attorney to file formal responses. The PTO will correspond only with the appointed U.S.-licensed attorney for the Canadian trademark applicant, registrant, or party.
Sharon Adams is an experienced trademark attorney with a deep understanding of U.S. trademark law. Sharon is a licensed U.S. attorney and can represent foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, applicants, or parties before the PTO in trademark matters.
Adams Law Office can help:
- Foreign-based attorneys looking for a highly-qualified U.S. licensed trademark attorney.
- Foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, or parties.
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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