TMEP 504.04: Automatic Updating Does Not Apply to §66(a) Applications and Registered Extensions of Protection

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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504.04    Automatic Updating Does Not Apply to §66(a) Applications and Registered Extensions of Protection

The procedures discussed in TMEP §§504.01 through 504.03 do not apply to §66(a) applications and registered extensions of protection of international registrations to the United States. Changes of ownership, including a change of owner name, of international registrations and requests for extensions of protection of international registrations to the United States must be recorded with the IB. The USPTO will record only those assignments (or other documents of title) that have been recorded in the International Register. The USPTO's Trademark database will be automatically updated to reflect any change of ownership that is recorded in the International Register. See TMEP §501.07 for further information about assignment of §66(a) applications and registered extensions of protection, and TMEP §§1906.01 and 1906.01(a) for information about recording changes of ownership of international registrations with the IB.