PLG Partner Janet Satterthwaite reports on an important change from the USPTO in MARQUES online blog

Foreign applicants must now engage US counsel for US trade mark applications.

As of 3 August 2019, foreign-domiciled applicants must appoint US counsel to prosecute their trade mark applications. A “foreign-domiciled applicant” is an entity with its principal place of business outside the United States or an individual with a permanent legal residence outside the United States. READ MORE.