USPTO Extends Certain Deadlines Under CARES Act

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  • April 30, 2020

On April 28, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced further deadline extensions for certain patent and trademark-related documents and the payment of certain required fees, which otherwise would have been due between March 27 and May 31, to June 1, 2020.   These actions are taken in accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and are part of the USPTO's continued effort to provide as much relief as possible to innovators experiencing difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

“Innovation and entrepreneurship will play a key role in our fight against this pandemic, and in the upcoming recovery of our country,” said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.  “Accordingly, the USPTO continues to assess measures to support the work of inventors and entrepreneurs during this crisis and beyond.”

For more information, please read the USPTO press release, or contact your COJK attorney.

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