The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically transformed the operations of many businesses and some have responded by altering their ordinary production operations to fill the demand for personal protective equipment (“PPE”). As a result, the United States Patent and Trademark Organization (“USPTO”) has seen an increase in trademark applications for COVID-19-related medical goods and services. In response, the USPTO has made it possible for applicants to expedite the agency examination period by up to two (2) months. Businesses that qualify for prioritized examination of their PPE trademark should act to take the necessary steps to secure federal protection.
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