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USPTO announces new trademark rule requiring foreign-domiciled applicants, registrants to have a U.S.-licensed attorney
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USPTO announces new trademark rule requiring foreign-domiciled applicants, registrants to have a U.S.-licensed attorney

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Tuesday announced a new rule requiring all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States. The requirement applies to all trademark applicants, registrants, and parties whose permanent legal residence or principal place of business is outside the United States.  These applicants, registrants, and parties are required to have a U.S.-licensed attorney represent them at the USPTO in all trademark matters. Additionally, U.S.-licensed attorneys representing anyone before the USPTO in trademark matters are required to confirm they are an active member in good standing...