TMEP 1602.04: Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act Changes

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1602.04    Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act Changes

The Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act of 1998 (“TLTIA”), Pub. L. No. 105-330, 112 Stat. 3064, changed the requirements for filing affidavits or declarations of use or excusable nonuse under 15 U.S.C. §1058 (“§8 affidavits”), and renewal applications under 15 U.S.C. §1059 (“§9 renewal applications”), effective October 30, 1999. See Post Registration: Changes to Requirements for Maintaining Trademark Registrations, at 1228 TMOG 187 (Nov. 30, 1999), for a discussion of these changes.

TLTIA did not change the duration of registrations. See TMEP §§1602 et seq. regarding the term of registrations.