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Client Alert: USPTO and USCO Continue Adapting to COVID-19

As an update to prior Freeborn IP COVID-19 alerts, both the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the United States Copyright Office (“USCO”) announced new pandemic-related guidelines.

This Client Alert, authored by Andy Goldstein, details the USPTO's Pilot Prioritized Review Program for Appeals Related to COVID-19 affecting appeals to and oppositions in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) which involve applications examined under the COVID-19 Prioritized Trademark Examination Program; and, the USCO further extended temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the pandemic.

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