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USPTO Suspension Period Expired June 1, 2020

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) extended most deadlines under the Trademarks Act that fall due between March 27 and May 31 until June 1, 2020 where the applicant provided evidence that a timely response could not have been filed due to the Covid-19 emergency.

As of June 5, 2020, the suspension period had not been extended. Applicants should therefore comply with all deadlines to avoid the inadvertent lapse of enforceable rights in any trademark application/registration.

A copy of the press release issued April 28, 2020 by the USPTO related to the Covid-19 emergency can be found here: https://www.uspto.gov/coronavirus