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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD20 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice 
Abstract: The Agency is publishing revisions to the rules governing ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 2   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1123    35 U.S.C. 2   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2021 
NPRM Comment Period End  03/00/2021 
Final Action  07/00/2021 
Final Action Effective  09/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Cheryl Butler
Senior Counsel, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
600 Dulany Street,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-4259
Fax:571 273-4259