Dear Colleagues and Clients:

We offer our support to you and your family during this unprecedented international emergency. We understand that your lives have been upended by this situation, and many are struggling with the uncertainty of how your business will be impacted. It is a stressful time for all.   Here at Shami Messinger, we are deeply committed to the safety of our employees and to our clients’ IP needs.

Out of an abundance of caution our entire team has seamlessly transitioned to teleworking. We have built-in redundancies and we are following the guidelines of the WHO, the CDC, and the US government to ensure that all our team members remain safe and business operations remain normal.

As of March 16, 2020, the USPTO is closed to the public and no longer will conduct in-person meetings.  Otherwise, the USPTO remains open.   Electronic filings are still being accepted.   All due dates remain unchanged. 

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We appreciate your understanding and patience as we adapt to the changing environment and will keep you posted along the way. If we can do anything to support your requirements during this time, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Stay safe and healthy!

With Warm Regards,

Khaled Shami

Michael Messinger

Stephanie Semler

Shami Messinger PLLC

1000 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 516-6900