Ivy Clarice Estoesta examines the USPTO’s proposed changes to the rules in parts 2, 6, and 7 of 37 CFR. As Ms. Estoesta explains, the proposed revisions are designed to streamline the process for filing, prosecuting, and maintaining both U.S. and international trademark and service mark applications. The proposed changes are intended to codify the current practices set forth in the USPTO’s Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure and procedural case law.

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