• Emil J. Ali

Trademark Attorneys Prepare to "Log-In" to TEAS

Following our coverage regarding updates to the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) system, we have now learned that the USPTO is implementing the long-awaited log-in system for TEAS. Beginning on October 26, 2019, users accessing TEAS will be required to log-in to their MyUSPTO account, including using a two-factor authentication.

While the impact on most practitioners will be minimal, those practitioners who use complex forms and APIs may need to make updates. Additionally, after 30 minutes of inactivity, a user will have to re-enter log-in credentials, and enter the two-factor authentication again. An exception to the log-in requirement is being made for the ESIGN-ON method (send for review), which is used by practitioners to have clients directly sign verification and declarations. Of course, as we noted previously, the USPTO is aiming to continuously update systems to eventually allow users to verify their identity on MyUSPTO by using government-issued identification.

For additional information and practice tips related to trademark practice and compliance with the new trademark rules, contact Carr Butterfield, LLC at 503-635-5244.

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