The USPTO has updated the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (the ‘TMEP’).  The new manual incorporates changes including:

  • Renaming of Express Mail® to PriorityMail Express®
  • Reduction of Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewals; and
  • Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Rules of Practice and the Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

For a listing of all the changes, see the “Changes in the TMEP January 2015 Edition” document that is posted as part of the TMEP.

The reduction in fees should be welcome news to all trademark filers and trademark owners needing to renew their marks.

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