Client Alert: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Filing Deadlines Extended Under CARES Act

In addition to providing needed economic relief, the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act gave authority to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the United States Copyright Office (“USCO”) to temporarily “toll, waive, adjust, or modify, any timing deadline” established by statute or regulations. Accordingly, as discussed in detail below, both the USPTO and the USCO announced that each will grant extensions to file certain documents and to pay certain required fees. This Client Alert, written by Andrew Goldstein, supplements the previous Freeborn & Peters LLP Intellectual Property Client Alert published on March 20, 2020.

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