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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD41 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice Regarding Extensions of Time for Filing a Statement of Use 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO of Office) amends the rules to allow, after the filing of a statement of use, submission of all allowable extensions of time to file a statement of use that remain within the statutory period.

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 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 2   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2    15 U.S.C. 1123   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  04/00/2022 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Final Action Effective  10/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Catherine Cain
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure Editor
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1451,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-8946
Fax:751 273-8946