The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has adopted final rules that implement provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act enacted on December 27, 2020. Most of the rules will become effective on December 18, 2021.
Touting a decline in the spread of COVID-19 based upon occupied hospital beds, Governor Newsom is coordinating with governors in Oregon and Washington to end the statewide stay-home order he imposed nearly a month ago to slow the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. No end date was provided, and restrictions will be eased, not lifted. Still, this will hopefully be safely and smartly implemented in the upcoming weeks.