Patent and Trademark Office March 14, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Changes in the Requirement for a Description of the Mark in Trademark Applications
Document Number: E8-5202
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') amends the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases to require a description of the mark in all applications to register a mark not in standard characters. This requirement will facilitate more accurate and comprehensive design coding and pseudo-mark data determinations, and therefore will promote better searchability of marks within the USPTO trademark database. The USPTO will maintain its practice of printing the description of a mark on the certificate of registration only when the USPTO deems the description necessary to clarify what is claimed in the mark.
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