The 2020 photo albums are no longer available.
In late April, the federal government decided to halt the sale of all 2020 photo art and other photo albums after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) concluded that the records were being sold with “intent to deceive” as a “phantom” sale.
The records are still available through the UPI website.
At the time of the announcement, the catalog was in storage at the National Archives.
After the USPTO ruled in April that the 2020 photos were not fake, the Obama administration said it would no longer be accepting records from vendors that would not comply with the law.
On Monday, the US Patent and Trade Office (PTO), which oversees patents, released a statement confirming that the 2018 catalog would no long be available.
“Today, the Patent and Trespass Act will cease to apply to the 2020 2020 photo records,” the PTO said in a statement.
“All records issued on or after March 15, 2020, and that are still subject to the registration and protection of the UST will continue to be subject to enforcement of the law, including civil penalties, as set forth in the law.”
“The 2020 2020 album is not in any way a fake, and there is no evidence that it was ever intended to deceive or deceive others,” the statement added.
It was unclear if the 2018 photos were being reissued.
A number of publications, including The Washington Post, said that the 2019 records would be sold as authentic, although that wasn’t confirmed.