Another Coronavirus Update: USPTO Provides Relief for Customers Affected by COVID-19

March 17, 2020 – Firm News

On Monday, March 17, 2020, the USPTO issued a release stating:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) considers the effects of coronavirus to be an "extraordinary situation" within the meaning of 37 CFR 1.183 and 37 CFR 2.146 for affected patent and trademark applicants, patentees, reexamination parties, and trademark owners. Therefore, the USPTO is waiving petition fees in certain situations for customers impacted by the coronavirus. This notice does not grant waivers or extensions of dates or requirements set by statute.

Read more details in the official notice on our website.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this item, noting that In light of the coronavirus pandemic, if our Firm needs to substantially reduce our on-site operations in our Alexandria, Virginia office temporarily or for an extended period of time, our Firm is ready to immediately work remotely and to seamlessly continue the Firm’s operations for our clients