USPTO During Shutdown

Canadian patent and trade-mark applicants take note: the  USPTO has indicated that it will remain open despite the pending shutdown of US government offices and agencies. Therefore, prosecution of US patent and trade-mark applications should be uninterrupted by the current political drama in Washington.

Calgary – 12:00 MDT

Update: October 4, 2013

As the shutdown drags towards the end of week 1, the USPTO maintains that it has reserves to continue operations and accept new applications. As of October 3, 2013, the U.S. Copyright Office has shut down.

Calgary – 9:45 MDT

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