By Jeff Watson

Jeff Watson is a patent attorney with 11+ years of experience.  He tracks the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for news.  Please find his most recent update below.

Please find below, links to new rules and/or practice tips for intellectual property:

Extension Of the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program
https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2017/week03/TOC.htm#ref11

Summary of changes in TTAB final rule became effective on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
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New Trademark Fee schedule
Trademark fee changes page

New TM rules texts
Trademark Laws and Regulations page. 

Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) Reformatted Declarations
TEAS Reformatted Declarations Effective January 14, 2017

Retirement of Trademarks legacy ID Manual
https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/trademark-updates-and-announcements/retirement-trademarks-legacy-id-manual

Continuation of the IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program with the IP5 Offices
https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2016/week52/TOC.htm#ref16

Consolidated Listing Of Official Gazette Notices  Re Patent and Trademark Office Practices and Procedures
https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2016/week52/TOC2016CN.htm

Copyright Office Releases Report On Software-Enabled Consumer Products
http://copyright.gov/policy/software/