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USPTO's 2017 TTAB rule changes

posted Sep 1, 2017, 3:30 PM by Edmund Xie   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 3:30 PM ]
The United States Patent & Trademark Office has implemented the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) rule changes effective January 14, 2017.

The TTAB rule changes include:
(1) All pleadings and submissions must be filed through ESTTA (Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals) .
(2) Service of all papers must be made by email, unless otherwise stipulated.
(3) Testimony may be submitted in the form of an affidavit or declaration.

For complete information, please see the TTAB's home page on the uspto.gov website: https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/trademark-trial-and-appeal-board