USPTO Deadline Extensions under CARES Act in Response to COVID-19

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In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to remain open and has extended filing deadlines for parties affected by COVID-19 including deadlines for patent applications, patent reexamination proceedings, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings, trademark applications, trademark registrations, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. If the initial due date is between March 27, 2020 and May 31, 2020 for a filing in any of the matters covered by the USPTO’s waiver of timing deadlines, an extension to June 1, 2020 will be granted provided the delay was due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The full text of the USPTO’s waiver of patent and trademark deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) can be found below regarding patents and trademarks:

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