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USTR Begins Special 301 Report Out-of-Cycle Review of India's Engagement on Intellectual Property

In the 2014 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, in order to assess progress on engagement with the Government of India on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, an Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) would be conducted for India. USTR requests written submissions from the public ...

USITC Launches 337Info

September 30, 2014. The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today launched a new web-based tool that will help users find information about and track unfair import investigations brought under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (section 337 investigations). http://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2014/er0930mm1.htm?source=g...

USPTO Releases Two New Online Trademark Resources

The USPTO is making available two new trademark resources online: the Trademark Litigation Online Toolkit (www.uspto.gov/trademarks/toolkit_home.jsp) and the TEAS (Trademark Electronic Application System) "Nuts and Bolts" video series (www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/TEAS_Nuts_and_Bolts.jsp).

Comment Period for Special 301 Notorious Markets Review Now Open Until October 24, 2014

September 26, 2014. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments from the public identifying Internet and physical markets based outside the United States that should be included in the 2014 Notorious Markets List. The Notorious Markets List (List) identifies online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. The Federal Register Notice, available at https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22904, provides background, requirements for comments, and submission instructions.

USPTO Hosts First-Inventor-to-File Road Show Sept-Oct 2014

The USPTO is hosting seven roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). USPTO subject matter experts will help patent applicants and other stakeholders understand the FITF provisions and related updates since the implementation of the AIA. For the full agenda, roadshow calendar, and webcast information visit: http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/roadshow.jsp.