Within recent weeks (see my blog post of December 29, 2019) I have filed petitions in some of my cases asking that the applicant be permitted to withhold this information from the public for reasons of personal privacy and safety.
I was dismayed to hear in the e-Trademarks listserv from a practitioner who reports that he filed such a petition on September 13, 2019 in one of his cases, and he recently telephoned the Office of Trademark Petitions to ask the status of his petition. He says he was told that there are many such petitions, and they are all “on hold”, and that we should not expect decisions on such petitions any time soon.
Have you had to deal with this? Have you filed such a petition? Was it granted? Please post a comment below.