Summary: H.R.1778 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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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.