Trademark Examination Guides 01-09 and 02-09 on Deceptiveness Refusals
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'' or ``Office'') is publishing two Trademark Examination Guides (``Guides'') regarding deceptiveness refusals for non-geographic and geographic marks. These Guides, issued on May 11, 2009, are being published to give members of the public notice of them in addition to the notice already provided on the USPTO's Web site. Members of the public may submit comments regarding the Guides. Comments will be given consideration in connection with developing future examination guidance dealing with the subjects of the Guides.