Thrive IP®: COVID-19 Response – United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Offers Extensions to Those Affected

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO, granted authorization under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has extended some patent and trademark deadlines for those affected by the virus. Extensions are specific to individual cases and would require a certified statement from those seeking relief.  Possible extensions include time allowed to file some patent and trademark cases and related fees. To read the official announcements, see patent announcement and trademark announcement.

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