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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD71 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Changes to Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020; Delay of Effective Date 

On November 17, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) published a final rule amending its regulations to implement provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 concerning new response periods and extensions in the examination of post-registration filings. Those provisions had an effective date of December 1, 2022. On October 13, 2022, the provisions regarding responses and extensions in the examination of post-registration filings were subsequently delayed until October 7, 2023. This action further delays the provisions that address the post-registration provisions until the spring or summer 2024.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 2    37 CFR 7   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1066    15 U.S.C. 1067    15 U.S.C. 1113    15 U.S.C. 1123    35 U.S.C. 2    Pub. L. 112-29    Pub. L. 116-260    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  09/12/2023  88 FR 62463   
Final Action Effective  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 0651-AD55 
Agency Contact:
Catherine Cain
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure Editor
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-8946
Fax:751 273-8946