Estados Unidos de América
Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
Items 16 and 17 of the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement 10. Article 55 of the TRIPS Agreement provides that " appropriate cases, this time limit [of ten days] may be extended by another ten working days". Is such time extension foreseen in the US system? If not, please explain how an applicant can avail himself of this possibility as expressly provided by the TRIPS Agreement?
The US system is TRIPS-compliant and does allow for the time limit to be extended in appropriate cases, as expressly provided by the TRIPS Agreement. Please see 19 C.F.R. Part 133.