Here’s the recording of the November 10, 2021 LG Webinar I conducted on the Trademark Modernization Act:
Today, on November 17, 2021, the USPTO issued its final rule setting forth the implementation plan, which varies somewhat from what was expected:
- The implementation date of the Act is December 18, 2021 for most procedures, with the flexible response times for Office Action responses beginning on December 1, 2022;
- The filing fee for an expungement or a re-examination petition was set at $400 per class
The final rule can be found at https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2021-24926.