H.R.1778 - To amend title 35, United States Code, to allow the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to accept late filings in certain cases of unintentional delay.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] (Introduced 03/29/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/20/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1778 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/29/2007)
Authorizes the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to accept any application or other filing made by an applicant for, or owner of, a patent or trademark after the applicable deadline, as the Director considers appropriate, if the applicant or owner files a petition within 30 days after such deadline showing that the delay was unintentional. Deems such a petition denied if the Director has not made a decision within 60 days. Provides that the Director's decision is not subject to judicial review.
Deems that the 30-day period to file a petition after the deadline begins on the date of enactment of this Act for trademark applicants or owners.