The New USPTO Rule for Foreign Applicants: Practical Implications

Held on Thursday, August 15 1pm - 2pm ET

As of August 3rd, 2019, the USPTO will require foreign applicants, including Canadian applicants, to designate a U.S. licensed attorney in respect all U.S. trademark filings. This is a change from the current practice which permits Canadian agents to file directly on behalf of Canadian applicants without the involvement of a U.S. attorney. This webinar will explore the history of the Rule, as well as the practical implications of the new Rule for Canadian agents. It will also touch on practices in other jurisdictions, and provide different perspectives from Canadian agents on this change in practice.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.

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Law Society of Ontario1
Barreau du Québec*1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant

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