Oblon, Spivak Comments on Proposed Rules: Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules

March 20, 2006 – Firm News

Oblon, Spivak appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's ("PTO") proposal to Amend the Rules of Practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which were published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2006 [71 F.R. No. 10, at 2498]. The comments are provided based on our review and understanding of the proposed rules. The proposed rules raise numerous significant issues, which would benefit from additional discussion between the PTO and the attorneys and parties that will be affected.