37 CFR 2.91 - Declaration of interference.

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§ 2.91 Declaration of interference.
(a) An interference will not be declared between two applications or between an application and a registration except upon petition to the Director. Interferences will be declared by the Director only upon a showing of extraordinary circumstances which would result in a party being unduly prejudiced without an interference. In ordinary circumstances, the availability of an opposition or cancellation proceeding to the party will be deemed to remove any undue prejudice.
(b) Registrations and applications to register on the Supplemental Register, registrations under the Act of 1920, and registrations of marks the right to use of which has become incontestable are not subject to interference.
[37 FR 2881, Feb. 9, 1972, as amended at 54 FR 34897, Aug. 22, 1989]

Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

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  • 2014-12-16; vol. 79 # 241 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 74633 - Reduction of Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewals
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Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 37 CFR 2 after this date.

  • 2014-12-16; vol. 79 # 241 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 74633 - Reduction of Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewals
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, United States Patent and Trademark Office
      Final rule.
      The changes in this final rule are effective on January 17, 2015.
      37 CFR Part 2