Beginning August 3, 2019, all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) are required to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.

Any trademark filings in violation of this rule may be rejected or the validity of any potential rights may be jeopardized.

The new rule is intended to increase compliance with U.S. law and USPTO regulations, improve accuracy of trademark submissions, and safeguard the integrity of the U.S. trademark register.
We remain committed to assisting our foreign-domiciled clients and associates with all of their trademark needs. Please contact us with any inquiries.