- Changes to filing procedures, including changes to priority, searching, filing fees, graphical representations of trademarks and certification marks.
- Changes to oppositions, including the opposition period, basis for opposition, and proof of use dates. A Mediation Centre will be established to assist in resolution of oppositions.
There are many other changes, as well. For a more complete discussion of the upcoming changes, refer to this excellent article from our friends at Boult Wade Tennant in London.