Friday, May 6, 2011
Revised TTAB Manual of Procedure is Now Available
The long-awaited revision of the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board's Manual of Procedure (TBMP) is now available for download from the USPTO as a single document (large) or by individual chapters. The most-recent version prior to this one was May 2004, but the rules substantially changed in 2007, so this is a welcome publication for practitioners. (The USPTO's summary of the 2007 rule changes remains available on the TTAB site as a quick reference.)
This new version of the TBMP is current through November 15, 2010. The Index of Changes provides a summary of what's new.
The May 2004 version of the TBMP remains available from the TTAB's website, but perhaps these links have not yet been updated to reflect the new version and will disappear shortly.