In 1997 the US Trademark Office initiated a pilot programme to allow 18 trademark attorneys to work three days per week from their homes and followed up with a further 20-attorney pilot in 2001. The programme was set up to make dockets and complete files available electronically so attorneys could handle every aspect of a trademark application and approval process online. An electronic application system was built and included features designed to gauge performance before and after attorneys beg...

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3.5.1 Test effectiveness of new/revised products/process
9.3.8 Dismissal and providing outplacement support
9.3.5 Relocate employees

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