Client Alert: United States Patent and Trademark Office Expedites COVID-Related Trademark Applications

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) generally processes trademark applications in the order in which they are received, often taking up to three months for the initial examination of a trademark application. However, the USPTO announced that it will expedite the examination of trademark applications that cover medical products and services related to COVID-19 and that it will waive the fee to do so. This Client Alert, written by Andrew Goldstein, details the expedited process.

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