TMEP / Subject Matter Index U

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Abandonment of application

after ex parte appeal

after inter partes proceeding

defined

express

granting additional time to avoid

incomplete response resulting in

location of files

notice of, for failure to respond

of multiple-basis application

of multiple-class application

ordering abandoned files

partial

petition from examining attorney’s holding of

through failure to file statement of use

through failure to prosecute appeal

through failure to respond to Office action

Abstracts of title

Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual

Access by public to files

electronic images

paper files

Accessibility

of assignment records

of files held by Office personnel

Acquired distinctiveness (§2(f) claim)

allegation of use filed with amendment to

as to a portion of the mark

as to particular goods/services/classes

based on five years’ use

based on ownership of prior registrations

concession that matter is not inherently distinctive

disclaimers in applications claiming §2(f)

establishing with actual evidence

evidence submitted to establish

first or only user

five years of use as proof of

in part

in the alternative

in §1(b) application

in §44 application

in §66(a) application

printing of

prior registrations as proof of

unnecessary

with respect to incapable matter

Act of 1881

Act of 1905

Act of 1920

Act of 1946

Action after issuance of notice of allowance and before filing of statement of use

Action by affidavit/renewal examiner

upon examination of renewal application

upon examination of §8 affidavit

Action by examining attorney

after final refusal

after new search

all arguments by applicant to be addressed in

all outstanding refusals and requirements to be noted in

citation of decisions in

citation of registrations in

date of

evidence supporting refusal in

form paragraphs in

incomplete response to

language in

non-receipt of

piecemeal action to be avoided

raising new issues

returned

review by supervisory examining attorney

“search clause” in

signature in

statutory language in

supplemental action

to be complete

Address

changing address of owner of registration

changing correspondence address

correspondence

for communications to the International Bureau

for communications to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”)

for electronic mail communications

for filing documents to be recorded in Assignment Division

of applicant

of assignee

Advisory statement cannot serve as foundation for final refusal

Aesthetic functionality

Affidavit of continued use or excusable nonuse (§8)

appeal to federal court

certification marks

change from mark as registered

character of use of mark

collective marks

combined with renewal application

combined with §15 affidavit

deficiencies, correction of

domestic representative, designation of

excusable nonuse

execution of

extension of protection to the United States (§71)

fee for filing

form for filing

goods and services set forth in

grace period

nonuse

notice on registration certificate

Office action upon examination of

ownership

petition to Director

premature filing of

recourse after refusal

registrations in 20-year terms

requirements for

response to Office action

signature

specimen(s)

time for filing

untimely filing cannot be cured

use in commerce

who may file

Affidavit of continued use or excusable nonuse (§71)

certification marks

collective marks

Affidavit of incontestability (§15)

combined with §8 affidavit

fee

form for filing

premature

registered extension of protection of international registration

requirements for

substitute

Supplemental Register registrations not eligible

time for filing

§14 limitation independent of

Affidavit of use

Affidavit under §8

Affidavit under §71

Agents

Agreement of drawing and foreign registration in §44 application

Agreement of drawing and specimen

Allegations of use in §1(b) application

Alphabetical List, International

Amendment of application

after decision on appeal

after final action

after Notice of Allowance

after publication

from Principal Register to Supplemental Register in §1(b) application

prohibited during period between issuance of notice of allowance and filing of statement of use, except to delete specified goods or services (§1(b) application)

to add or substitute a basis for registration

to change basis from §44 to §1(b)

to change filing basis from §1(a) to §1(b)

to change filing basis from §1(b) to §44

to claim priority

to delete §1(b) basis

to different register

Amendment of dates of use

after registration

to reflect a change, must be verified

upon amendment of identification

Amendment of mark in registration

drawing

fee required

in registered extension of protection

material alteration of mark not permitted

specimen

who may request

Amendment of mark on drawing

amendment to cure “internal inconsistency” not permitted

in marks comprising domain names

in registered extension of protection

in registration based on §1 or §44 application

in request for extension of protection of international registration

in §44 application

may not result in material alteration

must be warranted by specimens or foreign registration

not permitted in §66(a) application

procedures for

processing unacceptable amendments

to color features

Amendment of registration

certification statement

correction of mistake

dates of use

disclaimer

effect on limitation of grounds for cancellation

fee required

from Supplemental to Principal Register not permitted

of classification

of identification of goods/services

of mark

of owner’s address

of registered extension of protection

of registrations with color claim

territorial restrictions

who may request

Amendment to allege use

approval of

blackout period

dates of use

drawing

ex parte appeals

examination of, by examining attorney

execution of

fee for filing

filed in conjunction with application

filing during pendency of ex parte appeal

form of

identification of goods/services in

located after publication

minimum requirements for

ownership

requirements for

review for compliance with minimum filing requirements

specimen

substantive refusals

time for filing

use in commerce

use on all goods/services before filing

withdrawal of

“America” or “American,” marks comprising

American Viticultural Areas

Apostille

Appeal briefs, applicants’

Appeal briefs, examining attorneys’

failure to file

format for

preparation of

Appeal to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

amendment after decision on

amendment during

appealable matter

application record must be complete prior to

dismissal of

fee for

in general

time period for

withdrawal of refusal during

Appealable matter

Applicant

address of

application void if wrong party identified as

association as

banking institution

citizenship of

communication with applicant who is represented by attorney

companies

corporation as

correcting mistake in name of

eligible under §44

Federally recognized Indian tribe

foreign

government bodies and universities as

individual as

joint applicants as

joint venture as

limited liability companies as

limited liability partnerships as

may not be changed

minor

must be natural or juristic person

name of

operating divisions

partnership as

properly identifying the applicant

sole proprietorship as

trusts, conservatorships and estates as

verification of

who may apply

Applicant’s name

Applicants, joint

Application checklist

Application files

electronic

new, processing of

preparation of, for publication or registration of mark

to remain in Office

Application for registration

abandoned

“amended”

approved for publication

basis for

classification

combined

concurrent use

dates of use

declaration in lieu of oath

defective

establishing ownership of

filing basis

filing date

form for filing

informal

intent-to-use

multiple-class

persons who can sign verification

priority under §44(d)

should specify register on which registration is sought

signature

specimen

statutory averments

suspended

TEAS Plus

types of

use in commerce

verification made in foreign country

verification with oath

Application serial number

Applications for international registration

Article 6 ter of Paris Convention

Artist, name of, on original work of art

Artists and authors, name of, as mark

Assignee

entitled to prosecute application or registration

establishing ownership in name of

issuance of new registration certificate to

issuance of original registration certificate in name of

not domiciled in United States

stands in place of applicant or registrant

Assignment

accessibility of records

conditional

definition of

documents

establishing ownership

examining attorney’s action regarding

failure to record

indexing against recorded document not permitted

of extension of protection of international registration

of intent-to-use application

of marks in applications or registrations

of §1(b) application

of §44 application

of §66(a) application

partial

recordation of

records open to public

searching

written assignment required

Assignment, recordation of

address for submitting documents

automatic updating

correction of errors in

correspondence address not changed by

cover sheet

date of

documents eligible for

effect of

electronic filing

errors, correction of

fee for

indexing not permitted

not a determination of validity

of extension of protection of international registration must be filed International Bureau

of international registration

original documents should not be filed

petitions to correct or expunge assignment records

procedure for

requirements for

resubmission of documents for

searching may be done on USPTO website

Association

name of

state or country of organization of

Assumed business name

Attorney

appearance by

associate power of

Canadian

change of

communication with

communication with applicant who is represented by

correspondence sent to

foreign

Office may not aid in selection of

powers of

representation of owner of mark by

revocation of power of

signature of

standards of conduct

suspended

unauthorized practice

withdrawal of

Author, name of, as mark

Averments, statutory

B

Background designs and shapes as mark

Banking institution as applicant

Basic Facts About Registering a Trademark

Basis for filing

Blackout period

Blinded Veterans Association

“Bona fide and effective industrial or commercial establishment”

Bona fide intention to use mark in commerce

acceptable language for statement of

application filing basis, under §1(b)

continued

must be asserted in request for extension of time to file statement of use

must be asserted in written application

must be asserted in §44 application, even if use has commenced

must be asserted in §66(a) application

not necessary to repeat in multiple-basis application

Bona fide use in ordinary course of trade

Bona fides of applicant, in asserting intent to use mark in commerce, not inquired into by examining attorney

Buenos Aires Convention

Bulky specimens

Business cards as specimens of service mark use

Business trusts

Business with Office to be transacted in writing

C

Canadian attorneys and agents

Cancellation

of inadvertently accorded filing date

of international registration

of notice of allowance

of registration for certification mark

of registration for failure to file affidavit of continued use

of registration under §8

of registrations under §14 or §37

of registrations under §71

surrender of registration for

Catalogs as trademark specimens

Certificate of extension of protection of international registration

Certificate of mailing procedure

correspondence returned by U.S. Post Office

date used to determine timeliness

effect of

eligible correspondence

location of certificate

mailing requirements and address

non-receipt of correspondence by PTO

not available for filing international applications

not available for filing requests for transformation

not available for filing requests to record changes to an international registration

not available for filing responses to IB notices of irregularities

not available for filing subsequent designations

not available for filing trademark applications

wording of certificate

Certificate of registration

extension of protection of international registration

indication that mark is on Principal Register in

indication that mark is on Supplemental Register in

issuance in name of assignee

new, upon change of ownership

Certificate of transmission

Certification division of USPTO

Certification mark

amendment to different type of mark

amendment of certification mark statement in registration

authority of applicant to control use of geographic term

based on foreign registration

cancellation of prior trademark registration as prerequisite to issuance of certification mark registration

cancellation of registration for

certification statement

certification versus performance of services and sale of goods

characteristics of

circumstances surrounding use of

classification of goods/services in application to register

collective mark, distinguished from certification mark

dates of use

definition of

distinguished from other types of marks

drawing requirements for

examination of application to register

exercise of control

extension of protection of international registration

foreign registration, basis for registration of certification mark

geographic term used to designate regional origin

geographically deceptive term not permitted

government as applicant for

grounds for cancellation under §14, applicability to examination

identification of goods or services

in §66(a) application

indication of regional origin versus description of goods

labor performed by specific group or individual, term used to certify that

not registrable as trademark, service mark, or any other type of mark

ownership of

patent licenses, use of trademark or service mark by patent licensee distinguished from

purpose is to certify, not indicate source

quality control by owner not a requirement

related company use of trademark or service mark distinguished from

same mark not registrable as other type of mark

special elements of applications for

specimens

standards

statement of control over use of mark

statement of what mark certifies

statement that applicant does not market/produce the goods/services

title or degree not a certification mark

uncertainty as to type of mark

use is by others

verification language in application to register

Certification or certified copy of foreign registration required for §44(e)

Chain of title

Change of attorney

Change of correspondence address

Change of filing date of application

Character or person, as mark

Check, returned unpaid

affidavit of continued use or excusable nonuse (§8)

amendment to allege use

application filing fee

extension of time to file statement of use

renewal fee

statement of use

Checklist, application

Checks, in general

Citation of Decisions and USPTO Publications

Citizenship of applicant

Claim of priority

amendment to add

form of

in application for international registration

in request for extension of protection of international registration

Claiming benefits of Act of 1946 under §12(c)

Class headings

Classification of goods/services

amendment after publication

amendment after registration

amendment from U.S. to international classification system

amendment not permitted in §66(a) application

amendment of

cannot be changed in §66(a) application

certification mark

changes based on 8 th – 10 th Nice Agreements

collective mark

collective membership mark

criteria for determining

designation by applicant normally accepted

designation by International Bureau in §66(a) application controls

designation by Office

in application for international registration

in §66(a) application

international system

plurality of uses

republication not required after amendment

services

short titles of classes

should be designated by applicant, if known

specimens as related to

statutory authority for

Clear error

Closings of USPTO, unscheduled

Coat of arms, refusal to register mark comprising

Collateral estoppel

Collective mark, in general

definition of

history of

Collective membership mark

application requirements

classification

control over use of

definition

distinguished from other types of marks

examination of application to register

history of

identifications

in §66(a) application

ownership of

purpose of

refusal to register

specimens for

title or degree designations compared with

use is by members

who may apply

Collective organization

nature of collective organization

use of collective mark by members of

use of trademark or service mark by

Collective trademarks and service marks

application requirements

control over use of

definition

distinguished from other types of marks

examination of application to register

manner of control

ownership of

specimens for

use is by members

Color

amendment of color features of mark

as a mark

as a separable element of a mark

black, white or gray shown on drawing

drawings of

functional color marks not registrable

gray

in the mark

lining

location statement

must be claimed as feature of the mark

special considerations for color marks

specimens for marks comprising

Color claim

Columns or sections of publications, marks that identify

Combined affidavit under §§8 and 15

Combined application

abandonment of

addition of class number(s) in

amendment of

correction of class(es) in

deletion of class(es) from

division of

filing fees for

refusal as to fewer than all classes in

requirements for

single certificate of registration issued, unless application divided

specimens for

Commerce

bona fide use in ordinary course of trade

commerce that may be lawfully regulated by Congress

definition of

territorial

type of

use in

with the United States

Commercial name

Commissioner, change of title

Companion applications and registrations

“Company”

does not identify legal entity in the United States

used in commonwealth countries to designate legal entity

Company, related

Compliance with other laws

Component or ingredient, mark used to identify

Composition material of goods

Computer programs

identification of

specimens for

Computer services, identification of

Computer software as service mark

Computing period for response to action

Concurrent use registration

not permitted in §44 and §66(a) applications

Conditional assignment

Configuration of goods or packaging

Conflicting applications

Conflicting marks

Congressional inquiry

Consent agreement

Consent to register by living individual

Connection with goods or services

Implicit consent

Must be personally signed

Must be written consent to registration

Name or likeness is that of living individual

Names and likenesses that do not identify particular living individual

Not required if consent of record in prior registration

Presumed from signature of application

Printing of statement

Sample statements

Statement required in TEAS Plus application

Updating TRAM database

When inquiry required

Written consent must be personally signed

Conservatorship as owner of mark

Constructive use

Control over nature and quality of goods/services

Convention or treaty relating to trademarks

Copending (companion) applications

Copies of documents, when acceptable for filing

Copies of materials in files, requests for

Copies of trademark applications and registrations, requests for

Copying materials in files

Corporation

address of

name of

non-profit

signature on behalf of

state or country of incorporation

tax-exempt

Correction of drawing

Correction of errors in cover sheet or recorded document

Correction of errors in international registration

Correction of mistake in name of applicant

Correction of mistake in registration

Correspondence address

applicant has duty to maintain current correspondence address

change of

establishing

in §66(a) application

signature of request to change

Correspondence for trademark applications

Correspondence for trademark registrations

Correspondence with applicants not domiciled in United States

Correspondence, returned as undeliverable

Correspondence, with whom held

Country of origin

Courier service, delivery of correspondence by

Court orders concerning registrations

Cover sheet required for recording in Assignment Division

Credit card

Charges refused or charged back

Cultivar names

D

Date

of filing

of first use in commerce

of first use of mark

of notarization of application

of receipt stamped on hand-delivered papers

of signing of §2.20 declaration in application

Date stamp

Dates of use

amending

apparent discrepancies in

in allegation of use, may be earlier than application filing date

in another form

indefinite

must be specified in amendment to allege use

must be specified in statement of use

must be specified in §1(a) application

must be verified

pertain to at least one item in class

relation between

DBA designations

De facto functionality

De jure functionality

Dead languages, translation of

Deadline for response

Deadline for response, how to compute

Deceptive matter

amending identification of goods or services to overcome §2(a) refusal

case references

determining materiality

distinction between marks comprising deceptive matter and deceptively misdescriptive marks

elements of §2(a) deceptiveness refusal

marks comprising deceptive matter are not registrable

mere personal preference

objective criteria

procedure for issuing §2(a) deceptive refusals

types of deceptive marks

Deceptively misdescriptive geographic marks

basis for refusal

test

Deceptively misdescriptive marks

Declaration in lieu of oath

Declaration under §8

Declaration under §71

Defective application materials

Degrees or titles

Delay between execution and filing of papers

Deletion

of items from identification

of matter from mark on drawing

Deposit accounts

Description of mark

accurate but incomplete

application submitted without

examination procedure for

guidelines for requiring

must be accurate and concise

of color in mark

of location of mark on goods

of mark comprising configuration

of mark in §66(a) application

of sensory mark

of significant aspects of the mark

of three-dimensional mark

printed in Official Gazette

printed on registration certificate

printing of

Descriptiveness, geographical

Descriptiveness, mere

“America” or “American”

combined terms

design, picture, or illustration

domain names

first user

foreign equivalents

function or purpose

incongruity

intended users

laudatory terms

more than one meaning

“National,” “International,” “Global” and “Worldwide”

no dictionary listing

phonetic equivalent

procedure for refusal

punctuation

repetition of descriptive term

retail store and distributorship services

slogans

source or provider of goods/services

telephone numbers

test for genericness

third party registrations

Destruction of paper files

Diligence

Director, statutory authority of

Disclaimer

alliteration

as to certain classes, or certain goods or services

compound word marks

display of mark

double entendre

form of

history

hyphens and other punctuation

in relation to likelihood of confusion

incongruity

of domain name

of entire mark not permitted

of entity designations or the familial structure of an entity

of foreign words

of generic matter

of geographic terms

of misspelled words

of pictorial representations of descriptive matter

of unregistrable matter in its entirety

piecemeal disclaimer not permitted

refusal to register because of failure to disclaim

removal rather than

slogans

sound patterns

standardized printing format for

telescoped words

trade names

unitary mark not subject to

voluntary

Disparagement

Distinctiveness of product design

Distinctiveness of product packaging

Distinctiveness of trade dress

Distinctiveness under §2(f)

Division

fee for

of application

of application subject to Board proceeding

of application under §44

of application under §66(a)

of international registration

of multiple class application

of registration

time for filing

when response to Office action is due

when statement of use is due

Divisions, operating or unincorporated

Document Services Branch, Public Records Division

Documents not returned to filer

Documents that the Office will record

Domain names, marks comprising

adding or deleting TLDs

agreement of mark on drawing with mark on specimen

combined with geographic matter

combined with surname

descriptiveness

disclaimer of

effect of incontestability in ex parte examination

effect of prior applicant’s registration

for domain name registry services

generic refusals

intent-to-use applications

likelihood of confusion

material alteration

phonetic equivalent of TLD

Surnames

use applications

use as a mark

§44 and 66(a) applications

Domestic representative (of party not domiciled in United States)

designation by applicant

designation by assignee

designation by renewal applicant

mailing of correspondence to

with respect to affidavits under §8

with respect to proceedings before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Drawing(s)

agreement with foreign registration in §44 application

agreement with specimens

amendments

broken lines on

clear drawing of

code

color

color lining

deletion of matter from

determining when special form exists

dotted lines on

electronically filed application

examination of

fax transmission not permitted

for sensory marks

gray tones in

in applications filed before November 2, 2003

in §44 application

in §66(a) application

ink

limited to mark

limited to one mark

lining

long marks

mark drawing code

mark entered in “Mark” field of TEAS application controls

mark on separate drawing page controls

motion, drawing of marks with

multiple marks

multiple rendition of three dimensional mark

not required for sound, scent or non-visual mark

paper

punctuation, role of

purpose of

required for marks other than sound, scent, and other non-visual marks

separate drawing page for paper-filed applications

showing position of mark

size of, in paper-filed applications

special form

standard character

substitute

three-dimensional marks

type of paper for

typed

Dual citizenship asserted by applicant

Due diligence in monitoring status of pending matters

Duplicate registrations not issued

Duration of registration

E

Educational institution as owner of mark

Effective date

of Madrid Protocol Implementation Act

of Trademark Act of 1946

of Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988

of Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act

Effective filing date of application

Electronic filing through TEAS

confirmation of receipt of

drawings

signature

specimens

Electronic funds transfer

Electronic image files

Electronic mail

attachments must be in .jpg or .pdf format

authorization of

cannot be used to respond to examining attorneys’ Office actions

communications that may be filed by

outgoing

procedure

Electronic signature

English, application must be in

Enrollment and Discipline, Office of

Entity of foreign applicants, common terms designating

Entity, legal

Equivalents, foreign

Errors in cover sheet or recorded document, correction of

Establishing ownership of applications or registrations

Estate as owner of mark

European Union Trademark

Evidence with respect to refusal or requirement

from Internet

from research database

indicating no refusal or requirement necessary

of third party registration

record must be complete prior to appeal

remand for introduction of new evidence

Ex parte, contacts with third parties regarding ex parte matters

Examination

checklist

initial

of related applications

of §66(a) application

order of

procedure

search

“second” examination

“special” applications

statutory authority for

suspended applications

Examiner’s amendment

approval of

combined with priority action

form of

may not be issued as first action in §66(a) application

objection to amendment of identification of goods/services

paralegal cannot authorize

to charge fee

to enter standard character claim

when appropriate

without prior authorization

Examining attorneys’ appeal briefs

Express abandonment of application

Extension of protection of international registration to the United States

affidavit of continued use or excusable nonuse

affidavit of incontestability

amendment of identification of goods/services

amendment of mark not permitted

amendment to Supplemental Register not permitted

amendments to

assignability of

assignee, issuance of registration certificate in name of

assignment of

basis

can be amended under §7 only in limited circumstances

cancellation of, by IB

cannot be based on USPTO application

certificate of registration

certificate of registration, issuance in name of new owner

claim of acquired distinctiveness

classification of goods and services

concurrent use registration not permitted

constructive use

correction of errors

correspondence address

declaration of intent to use required

dividing

drawing

establishing right to take action

examination of

express abandonment of

filing basis

filing date

filing fee

filing receipt

identification of goods and services

incontestability, affidavit of

invalidation of

issuance of registration certificate in name of new owner

jurisdiction

limitation in list of goods/services

mark cannot be amended

must be filed by holder of international registration

notice of refusal

Office actions, issuing

opposition

ownership, change of

ownership, in general

priority claim

recording change of ownership

refusal of

remains part of international registration

remand

renewal of

replacement

signature

Supplemental Register, amendment to not a new issue

Supplemental Register, not registrable on

transformation of

use not required

verification

Extension of time to file statement of use

Extension of time to oppose

F

Facsimile transmission, certificate of

effect of

eligible correspondence

non-receipt of correspondence by PTO

not available for filing international applications

not available for filing requests for transformation

not available for filing requests to record changes to an international registration

not available for filing responses to IB notices of irregularities

not available for filing subsequent designations

not available for filing trademark applications

requirements for

wording of certificate

Facsimile transmission, filing of correspondence by

documents excluded

documents included

effect of

not available for filing applications

procedure for

Failure to Function

Background designs and shapes

Color as a mark

hashtag marks

holograms

inconsistent goods or services

informational matter

model grade designations

names of artists and authors

names and designs of characters in creative works

ornamentation

product design

product packaging

repeating pattern marks, not inherently distinctive

scent, fragrance, or flavor

service marks

title of single creative work

universal symbols

varietal and cultivar names

False suggestion of connection

Family of marks

Fax copies of documents, filing of

Fax transmission

Federal holiday, response period ending on

Fee(s)

electronic funds transfer

for correcting irregularities in international application

for filing amendment to allege use

for filing application

for filing ex parte appeal

for filing international application

for filing multiple-class application

for filing notice of opposition

for filing petition to revive abandoned application

for filing request for extension of time to file statement of use

for filing request for transformation

for filing request to record changes in ownership to an international registration

for filing statement of use

for filing subsequent designation

for recording document in Assignment Recordation Branch

for request to divide

international, payment of

method of payment of

number of

refund of

refused by financial institution

returned check

Files, access to

Files, destruction of

Files, electronic

Filing basis

abandonment of multiple-basis application

amendment after publication

amendment from §1(a) to §1(b)

amendment from §1(b) to §44

amendment from §44 to §1(b)

amendment of §66(a) basis not permitted

amendment, effect on filing date

amendment, verification of

bona fide intention to use mark in commerce

changing

changing after publication

claim of priority under §44(d)

combining §1 and §44

combining §1(a) and §1(b)

deletion of §1(b) basis

deletion of, in general

extension of protection of international registration under §66(a)

foreign registration under §44(e)

intent-to-use

multiple

must be stated in written application

requirements for establishing

review prior to publication or issue

specimen, deferral of examination in multiple-basis application

use in commerce

when basis can be changed

Filing date label

Filing date, application

cancelled if minimum requirements not met

change of

denial of

effective

in extension of protection of international registration

minimum requirements for

of §66(a) application

priority

request for restoration of

requirements for receiving

restoration of

review for compliance with minimum requirements

review of denial of

section 66(a) application

what constitutes

Filing date, for correspondence (in general)

Filing fee, application

in §66(a) application

varies depending on whether application filed on paper or through TEAS

Filing of correspondence with International Bureau

Filing of correspondence with USPTO

by courier or delivery service

by “Priority Mail Express”

by fax

by hand delivery

by mail

by unauthorized individual

certificate of mailing procedure for

certificate of transmission procedure for

time between execution and

Filing receipt

Final refusal

action after

for failure to provide information requested by examining attorney

issuance of final refusal, after removal of application from suspension

issuance of subsequent final refusal, after removal of application from suspension

new issues requiring issuance of nonfinal action

not permissible on first action

not permissible on suspension

pertaining to identification

pertaining to proposed amendment of drawing

premature

proper response to

request for reconsideration after

statement of grounds of

time for appeal runs from date of

when appropriate

with respect to amendment to Supplemental Register

with respect to submission of consent agreement

with respect to submission of substitute specimen

with respect to §2(f) claim

“Firm” – in regards to applicant’s name

Flag, refusal to register mark comprising

Flavor as mark

Foreign applicant

common terms designating entity of

signature on behalf of

Foreign attorney

“Foreign” commerce

Foreign equivalents, doctrine of

Foreign priority

Foreign registration, application based on ownership of

assignment of home country application or registration

based on registration issued by a “common office of several states”

bona fide intention to use mark in commerce

certification or certified copy of foreign registration required

country of origin

dividing

drawing

establishing entitlement under a treaty

from applicant’s country of origin

identification of goods/services

international registration as basis for §44 application

may not be filed before foreign registration has issued

must be in force

one mark per registration

ownership of foreign registration

requirements for receiving a filing date

requirements for §44(e) basis

specimen not required

standard character claim in

status of foreign registration

suspension pending receipt of copy of foreign registration not permitted except in extraordinary situation

translation of

use not required

Form paragraphs

Forms, trademark

Fragrance as mark

Franchisees, use of mark by

Fraud

Freedom of Information Act requests

for copies of letters of protest

Functionality

G

General information booklet about trademarks

Generic terms

Geographic terms

“America” and “American”

arbitrary use of

arbitrary, fanciful, or suggestive composite

as certification marks

combined with additional matter

combined with domain name

disclaimer of

geographic locations

goods/place association

misleading indication of origin of wines/spirits

more than one location with same name

non-geographic characteristics

obscure or remote

origin of goods or services

other meanings

primary geographic significance

registrability on Supplemental Register

registrability under §2(f)

registration of, under §2(f)

services/place association

two geographic terms combined

used as certification mark to designate regional origin

with surname significance

Geographical indications used on wine or spirits

Geographical marks, deceptive

arbitrary use of geographic terms

basis for refusal

case references

disclaimer

elements of

goods/place or services/place association

materiality of deception

neither applicant nor goods/services come from the place named

obscure or remove geographic marks

procedures for issuing refusal

registrability on Supplemental Register

registrability under §2(f)

test

unclear whether goods/services originate from the place named

used on wines and spirits

Geographically deceptively misdescriptive marks

basis for refusal

disclaimer of geographic matter

materiality of deception

registrability on Supplemental Register

registrability under §2(f)

test

Geographically descriptive marks

combined with additional matter

disclaimer of geographic matter

registrability on Supplemental Register

registrability under §2(f)

test

Geometric shapes

Gift baskets, identification and classification

Good cause, showing of, in request for second or subsequent extension of time to file statement of use

Goods

Goods in trade

Goods/place association

Government agencies and instrumentalities

Government insignia

Governmental body as owner of mark

Grade designations

Gray tones in drawings

Greek cross

H

Hague convention

Hand delivery of correspondence to USPTO

Hand delivery of documents relating to Madrid applications

Hashtag marks

Heading or caption for papers

Holiday

Hologram

House mark

I

Identification of goods/services

accuracy of

advertising services

ambiguous

amendment of portion

amendment permitted to clarify or limit

amusement apparatus

association services

award programs

bonus programs

broad terms in

certification mark

charitable services

clarification of

classification

collective membership mark application

components or ingredients

computer programs

computer services

consulting services

date of changes to USPTO ID manual

deletion of items from

dietetic substances

distribution of video tapes, audio tapes, and videodiscs

electric/electrothermic goods

entitlement to filing date with respect to

final refusal pertaining to

food additives

“full line of”

game-playing apparatus

general guidelines

geographical indication terminology appearing in

gift baskets

house mark

identical language in more than one class not permitted

in amendment to allege use

in international application

in request for extension of time to file statement of use

in response to IB notice of irregularity

in statement of use

in §44 application may not exceed scope of those in foreign registration

in §66(a) application

inappropriate in collective membership mark application

inclusive terminology in

industry terms

information services

kits

limitation of list of goods/services in international registration

limiting by amendment

location of

manual of acceptable identifications

marketing services

marketing and advertising

meal replacements

medical vs. non-medical goods

moving goods/services between companion applications

negative language in

online publications

“ordinary-meaning” test for determining scope of

parenthesis and brackets should not be used in

printed publications

recorded entertainment services

registered marks appearing in

scope of, for amendment purposes

services

specificity of terms in

systems

trademark protection system terminology appearing in

trademarks/service marks appearing in

unacceptable amendments

unambiguous

Immoral or scandalous matter

Improper use of registration notice

Inadvertently issued registration

Incomplete application materials

Incomplete response to Office action

Incontestability

affidavit of (§15)

effect in examination

Indexing against recorded document not permitted

Individual as applicant

citizenship of

doing business under assumed name

name of

Individual, living, name or likeness of

Individuals who may practice before Office in trademark matters

Informal application materials

Informal communications with examining attorney

Information, examining attorney’s request for

Informational matter

as mark

in drawing, deletion of

Initial examination

must be complete

of intent-to-use applications

Inquiry

by examining attorney

from Congressional office

from member of press

from third party regarding ex parte matter

general inquiries from public

letter of, with respect to suspended application

regarding status of pending matters

Insignia, refusal to register mark comprising

Inspection of Office records

Institutions, defined for purposes of §2(a)

“Insurance” extension of time to file statement of use

Intent-to-use applications

allegation of use required prior to registration

assignment of

averments

distinctiveness under §2(f)

initial examination of:

color marks

configuration

drawings

for use as mark

identification of goods/services

ornamentation

product design or packaging

publication of

Supplemental Register

trade dress

under §§1, 2(a), 2(b), 2(c), 2(d), 2(e)

Inter-American Convention

Interference, petition to declare

“Internal inconsistencies,” amendment of drawing to cure not permitted

International Alphabetical List

International applications for registration

certification by USPTO

classification in

color claim

description of mark

drawing

examination by IB

fee for

form for filing

identification of goods and services

irregularities in

requirements for complete international application

requirements for date of receipt in USPTO

International Bureau

International fees

International registrations

application for

as basis for §44 application

cancellation of, by International Bureau

central attack

changes to

correction of

date of

dividing

in general

invalidation

limitation in list of goods/services

renewal of

restriction of holder’s rights of disposal

who can file

International trademark agreements

Internet domain names, marks comprising

Internet evidence

Interruption of U.S. Postal Service

Interview with applicant or attorney

J

Joint applicants

addresses of

application by

application for international registration

citizenship

examiner's amendments

licensing of mark by

signature by

Joint venture

name of

setting forth names and citizenship of joint venturers

signature by

state or country of organization

Jurisdiction over application

Jurisdiction, request for

Juristic person

as assignee

as domestic representative

as related company

for purposes of §2(a)

K

Kits, identification and classification

L

Lanham Act

Laudatory terms in marks

as informational matter

in likelihood-of confusion-analysis

phrases or slogans

Legal advice, Office cannot render

Legal entity of applicant set forth in application

association

banking institution

changes of

conservatorship

corporation

estate

foreign designations

governmental body

Indian tribe

individual

joint venture

limited liability company

limited liability partnership

operating division

partnership

sole proprietorship

TEAS Plus filing requirements

trusts

university

Letter of protest in pending application

Letterhead stationery as specimen of service mark use

License agreements, recording of

Licensees, use of mark by

Likelihood of confusion

actual confusion unnecessary

between collective and other marks

classification not relevant

collateral attack on registration improper in ex parte

color marks

composite marks consisting of words and designs

compound word marks

conflicting marks owned by different parties

consent between parties

descriptive marks

design marks

doubt resolved in registrant’s favor

expansion of trade doctrine

family of marks

famous mark

food/beverage products versus restaurant services

foreign equivalents

legal equivalents

meaning, similarity in

no per se rule

parody marks

past decisions of examining attorneys

pharmaceuticals or medicinal products

related companies and

relatedness of goods and/or services

reliance on identification of goods/services in application/registration

similarity of marks

sophisticated purchasers

sound, similarity in

third-party registrations

transposition of terms

unity of control

weak marks

Limited liability company

signature by

Limited liability corporation

Limited liability partnership

signature by

Lining statement

Living individual, name or likeness of

Lost documents

M

Madrid Protocol

“Mail Room Date” label

Mail sent to USPTO related to trademarks

Maintenance of registration

Manner of use of mark

Mark drawing code

Material alteration

of color marks

of marks containing functional matter

of marks containing §2(b) matter

of marks containing TLDs

of marks containing unregistrable symbols or designations

of repeating-pattern marks

Material difference between mark on drawing and mark in foreign registration

Meaning of term in mark, inquiry as to

Membership mark

Mere descriptiveness

Merger, documents of

Method-of-use

Minor as applicant

Minor’s name or likeness appears in mark

“Misspelled” words

Mistake in applicant’s name, correction of

Mistake in owner’s/holder’s name, correction of

Mistake in registration, correction of

Model or grade designation

More than one mark

Motion marks

Moving goods/services between companion applications

Multiple copies of papers should not be filed

Multiple drawings

Multiple filing bases

Multiple-class application

Musical performer/group names

“Mutilation” of mark

N

NAFTA

Name of applicant, correcting mistake in

Name of holder/owner, correcting mistake in

Name, portrait or signature as mark

Names of artists and authors as marks

Names of characters as a mark

National Archives and Records Administration

National symbols

Negative identification language

New certificate of registration, issuance to assignee

Nice Agreement

Non-attorney may not represent parties in the USPTO

Non-English wording in mark, translation of

Non-Latin characters in mark, transliteration of

Non-lawyers

Non-profit corporation

Non-receipt of examining attorney’s Office action

Non-receipt of notice of allowance

Non-registration

Non-responsive communications

Nonuse of registered mark

Non-visual marks

specimens for

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Note to the File

Notice of abandonment

Notice of allowance

action after issuance of (but before filing of Statement of use)

cancellation of

correction of errors in

information printed on

issuance of

non-receipt of

“Notice of incomplete trademark application”

Notice of irregularity of international application for registration, issued by the International Bureau

Notice of publication

Notice, registration

Number of specimens

O

Office action

non-receipt of

preparation of

reissuing or remailing of

response period

returned as undeliverable

supplemental Office action

Office personnel

not to express opinion on validity of registered mark

not to give legal advice

not to testify

Official Gazette

“Olympic” and other designations protected under Amateur Sports Act of 1978

One mark, application limited to

Operating divisions

Opinion on validity of registered mark, Office personnel not to express

Opposition

extension of time to file

to §66(a) application

Order of examination

Order of work

Ordering abandoned application files

Original document, filing of

Ornamentation

Other statutes protecting specific names, terms, initials, acronyms, and marks

Owner of mark is proper party to apply

Ownership of mark

automatic updating

change in, after application filed

establishing

inquiry by examining attorney with respect to

recording change

refusal on basis of

related-company use

requesting update of ownership information

§1 application

§44 application

§66(a) application

P

Papers not returnable

Paralegal may not represent parties in the USPTO

Paris Convention

article 6 ter

Partial abandonment

Partial assignment

Partners, setting forth names and citizenship of

in TEAS Plus application

Partnership

address of

foreign

name of

signature by

state or country of organization

Patent and Trademark Resource Centers

Patents, design and utility

Payment of fees relating to international applications and registrations under the Madrid Protocol

international fees

USPTO fees

Payment refused or charged back by financial institution

Performing artist, name of, as mark

Period for response

computation of

ending on Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday

reset in examining attorney’s letter correcting error

statutory

time may run from date of previous action

Person, defined for purposes of §2(a)

Petition decisions available to public

Petition to cancel

in response to §2(d) refusal

Petition to Director

after refusal of renewal

after refusal of §8 affidavit

appeal to federal court from

delegation of

diligence

evidence and proof of facts

fee for

petitionable matter

procedure for

request for reconsideration of denial of

signature of

standard of review on

standing

stay of deadlines pending disposition of

supervisory authority

timeliness

to amend basis after publication

to make special

to reinstate abandoned applications

to reinstate cancelled registrations

to reverse examining attorney’s holding of abandonment for incomplete response

to review denial of certification of international application

to review denial of filing date

to revive

to waive rules

types of

Petition to make “special”

basis for granting or denying

fee for

handling of

must state facts justifying special action

submission of

Petition to revive abandoned application

basis for granting

diligence with respect to

fee for

request for reconsideration of denial of

requirements for filing

time for filing of

unintentional delay, applicability of

unintentional delay, statement of

Petitionable subject matter

“Phantom” elements in marks

Pharmaceuticals or medicinal products

Photocopies of documents, when acceptable for filing

Piecemeal action to be avoided

Portrait as mark

Postal Service, U.S., interruptions of

Postcard, acknowledgment

Power of attorney

associate

change of

filed after registration

relating to multiple applications or registrations

revocation

Practice before Office in trademark matters

Predecessor in title, first use of mark by

Preparation of case for publication or registration

President of United States, deceased

Press inquiries

Press releases

Previous examining attorney, examination approach of

Principal Register

advantages of registration on

applications for registration on

registration on Supplemental Register may not be amended to

Printing of information in Official Gazette and on registration certificate

Prior registrations of applicant

effect of

identification of, in application

“incontestability”

not controlling

printing of claim of

proving ownership of

refusal under §2(d) with respect to

Prior trademark acts

registrations issued under

repeal of

reregistration of marks registered under

Priority action

combined with examiner’s amendment

defined

discussion of issues and agreements

elements of

evidence

form of

paralegal cannot authorize

when appropriate

Priority claim in application for international registration

Priority claim in request for protection of international registration to the United States

Priority claim in §44(d) application

abandonment of foreign application

amendment of basis, priority filing date retained

assignment of §44(d) application

basis for registration required

bona fide intention to use mark in commerce must be asserted

combined with other bases

country of origin

dividing

drawing

effect of failing to file within six months

effective filing date of

eligible applicants

establishing entitlement under a treaty

filing under both §44(d) and §44(e)

“first-filed” requirement

identification of goods/services

in multiple-basis applications

inquiry as to status of foreign application

more than one foreign application

must be filed within six months of foreign filing

not limited to country of origin

one mark per application

ownership of foreign application

priority for publication of

requirements for receiving a filing date

requirements for §44(d) filing basis

retention of priority filing date without perfecting §44(e) basis

suspension pending receipt of foreign registration

U.S. applicant

use not required

valid basis for registration required

Priority for publication or issue based on effective filing date

“Priority Mail Express,” filing of correspondence by

Priority, constructive use

Process, system or method

Product design

Product packaging

Protest, Letter of

adversarial arguments inappropriate

appropriate subjects to be raised

approval of application for publication after acceptance of

does not extend opposition period

filed after publication

filed after registration

filed before publication

petition to review denial of

post-publication standard of review

pre-publication standard of review

recourse after denial of

requests for copies of

timely filing of

Provisional refusal of 66(a) applications

PTRC

Public Records Division of USPTO

Publication for opposition

amendments after

notice of

of mark in intent-to-use application

Publications, marks for

columns or sections, marks that identify

identification of goods

specimens for

Punctuation,

addition or deletion of

agreement of drawing and specimen

in determining whether a phrase or slogan is unitary

in mere descriptiveness analysis

list of standard characters

Q

(No Entry)

R

Reasonable time between signing and filing papers

Receipt date

Receipt, filing

Receipt of documents by Office

Receipt, postcard

Reciprocal registration rights

Recognition as a Representative

Reconsideration after final action

Reconsideration of Board decision, request for, by examining attorney

Reconsideration of decision on petition

Recordation date

Recorded documents

automatic update of trademark database after recordation

correction of errors in

effect of

electronic submission of requests to record documents

indexing against, not permitted

notifying Trademark Operation of

original documents should not be submitted

request to update ownership after recordation

requests for copies of

requirements

searching

Red Crescent

Red Cross

Red Crystal

Refund of fees

for informal application

Refusal of registration

absence of lawful use

amendment to Supplemental Register after

as to fewer than all classes in combined application

characters in creative works

coat of arms

compliance with other statutes

based on inadequate response to request for additional information

deceptive matter

descriptiveness

disparagement

duplicate registrations

failure to function as a mark

false suggestion of a connection

flag, coat of arms or insignia

functionality

generic matter

geographic descriptiveness

geographic misdescriptiveness

goods in trade

grade designations

immoral or scandalous matter

in §66(a) application

incapable matter

informational matter

language in examining attorney's letter

likelihood of confusion

matter protected by statute or convention

model designations

name of artist or author

name, portrait or signature of living individual or deceased United States president without consent

nondistinctive configuration

of request for extension of protection of international registration

ornamentation

ownership

repeating-pattern marks

res judicata

specimen unacceptable

surname, primarily merely a

title of a single creative work

trade name

universal symbols

use as a service mark

use as a trademark

varietal names

Refusal, final

Register

Register indicated on certificate of registration

Registered extension of protection of international registration to the United States

affidavit of continued use or excusable nonuse

affidavit of incontestability

amendment of identification of goods/services

amendment of mark not permitted

assignability of

assignee, issuance of registration certificate in name of

assignment of

basis

can be amended under §7 only in limited circumstances

cancellation of, by IB

certificate of registration

certificate of registration, issuance in name of new owner

claim of acquired distinctiveness

classification of goods and services

concurrent use registration not permitted

constructive use

correction of errors

dividing

establishing right to take action

filing receipt

identification of goods and services

incontestability, affidavit of

invalidation

issuance of registration certificate in name of new owner

jurisdiction

limitation in list of goods/services

mark cannot be amended

ownership, change of

ownership, in general

priority claim

recording change of ownership

refusal

remains part of international registration

remand

renewal

replacement

signature

Supplemental Register, not registrable on

transformation

use not required

verification

Registration as correct type of mark

Registration certificate

Registration notice

improper use of

provided for in 15 U.S.C.  §1111

symbolizing foreign registration

Registration, amendment of mark in

Registration, division of

Registration, reinstatement of registration cancelled or expired due to Office error

Reinstatement of inadvertently abandoned application due to Office error

Reinstatement of registrations cancelled or expired due to Office error

Reissuing of Office action

Related applications

Related company

common stockholders, directors, officers

control with respect to use by

definition of

distributor

first use of mark by

importer

licensees and franchisees

reference to, in §1(b) applicant

sister corporations

use by

use solely by

wholly owned

with respect to likelihood of confusion

Remand to examining attorney from Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Renewal

of international registrations

of registered extension of protection

of registrations issued under Act of 1920

of registrations issued under Act of 1946

of registrations issued under Acts of 1881 and 1905

Renewal, application for

appeal to federal court

by owner of international registration

by registrant not domiciled in United States

combined with §8 affidavit

deficiencies, correction of

domestic representative, designation of

execution of

fee for filing

form for filing

goods/services/classes set forth in

grace period

Office action upon examination of

ownership and who may file

petition to Director

premature filing of

recourse after refusal

requirements for

response to Office action

signature of

specimen not required

term of

time for filing

untimely filing cannot be cured

use, declaration of use not required

who may file

Repeal of prior trademark acts

Repeating-pattern marks

drawing requirements for

failure to function

functional

mark descriptions for

material alteration of

random patterns

refusals

specimens for

swatch-type drawings for

Replacement

Reply brief in ex parte appeal

Representation by attorney or other authorized individual

Reproduction of mark

Republication

Request for extension of protection of international registration to the United States

Request for extension of time to file statement of use

bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce

fee for filing

filing in conjunction with or after statement of use

form for filing

good cause for

hand delivery of

identification of goods/services in

“insurance” extension request

minimum filing requirements

ownership

recourse after denial

requirements for

time for filing

verification

Request for extension of time to oppose

Request for information from applicant

Request to divide

division of application

division of application subject to Board proceeding

division of application under §44

division of application under §66(a)

division of multiple class application

division of registration

fee for

form and processing of

outstanding deadlines apply to applications created by

signature of

time for filing

when response to Office action is due

when statement of use is due

Requirements for receiving filing date for application

Reregistration of marks registered under prior acts

Res judicata

Resignation of examining attorney

Response to IB notice of irregularity of international application for registration

Response to Office action

deadline for

incomplete

must be signed

persons who can sign

signed by unauthorized party

unsigned

Restoration of filing date

Restriction of holder’s right to dispose of international registration

Return of application materials not entitled to a filing date

Returned correspondence

Revival

Revived or reinstated application, examination of

Revocation of power of attorney

S

Scandalous matter

Scent as mark

Scope of identification of goods and services for purposes of amendment

“Search clause”

Search facility for public trademark

Search of trademark applications and registrations

Search room, trademark assignment

Search, by examining attorney

Secondary meaning

Secondary source

Section 2(f) claim

Section 8 affidavit

Section 15 affidavit

Section 44

applications for Supplemental Register under

assignment of applications under

claim of acquired distinctiveness in application under

eligible applicants, under

international trademark agreements implemented by

sections of publications, marks that identify

Section 66(a) application

amendment of identification of goods/services

amendment of mark not permitted

amendment to Supplemental Register not permitted

assignability of

assignee, issuance of registration certificate in name of

assignment of

basis

cancellation of, by IB

cannot be based on USPTO application

certificate of registration

certificate of registration, issuance in name of new owner

certification and collective marks

claim of acquired distinctiveness

classification of goods and services

concurrent use registration not permitted

constructive use

correction of errors

correspondence address

declaration of intent to use required

description of mark

dividing

drawing

establishing right to take action

examination of

express abandonment of

filing basis

filing date

filing fee

filing receipt

identification of goods and services

invalidation of

issuance of registration certificate in name of new owner

jurisdiction

limitation in list of goods/services

mark cannot be amended

must be filed by holder of international registration

notice of refusal

Office actions, issuing

opposition

ownership, change of

ownership, in general

priority claim

recording change of ownership

refusal of

remains part of international registration

remand

renewal of

replacement

signature

Supplemental Register, amendment to not a new issue

Supplemental Register, not registrable on

transformation of

use not required

verification

Section 71 affidavit

Security interest agreements, recording of

Serial number

Series code

Service mark

character or personal name

computer software

definition of

functional matter

identification and classification of services

informational matter

matter that does not function as

menu item for restaurant

ornamental matter

process, system or method

product used in performing service

radio and television program, title of

specimens of use

system, process or method

three-dimensional

use in commerce

what is a

Service, what is a

contests and promotional activities

criteria for determining what constitutes

informational services ancillary to sale of goods

investment, soliciting

promotional services

publishing

warranty or guarantee of repair

Services

classification of

identification of

Shape as mark

background designs and shapes as mark

product and container configurations

Signature

as certification

by association

by corporation

by foreign corporate-type entity

by joint applicants

by joint venture

by limited liability company

by limited liability partnership

by partnership

by someone other than applicant or applicant’s attorney

by unincorporated association

date of

electronic

examples of authorized and unauthorized signatories

must be personally signed

of amendments and responses

of applicant

of application for registration, persons who can sign

of correction, amendment, or surrender of registration

of correspondence address change request in an application or registration

of documents filed in USPTO

of domestic representative designation and representation

of electronically filed documents

of letter of express abandonment

of petition to Director

of petition to revive

of powers of attorney and revocations of powers of attorney

of renewal applications

of request to divide

of response to Office action

of TEAS document

original

persons who can sign verification on behalf of applicant

persons who may sign response

requirements for

Single creative work, title of

“Single source” (related companies)

Size of mark on drawing

Slogans

disclaimers with respect to

registrability of

Sole proprietorship as applicant

Sound marks

“Special” applications

Special form drawing

also referred to as “ink drawing”

characteristics of

correction of

mark drawing code

size limitations for

when required

Specimens

affidavit of use of

agreement with mark on drawing

beta versions

bulky

catalogs

certification mark

collective membership mark

collective trademark and collective service mark, confusion with trademark or service mark

commercial packaging

deferral of examination in multiple-basis application

displays associated with goods

electronic and digital media attachments

electronic displays

electronically filed

facsimiles

for amendment to allege use

for color marks

for combined application

for computer programs, movies, videos, or audio recordings

for downloadable computersoftware

for flavor marks

for motion marks

for publications

for scent marks

for statement of use

impracticable to place mark on goods, packaging, or displays

labels

manuals

multiple-class application

musical score

number of

other materials required for examination

package inserts

paper filed

parties named on-Office no longer inquires as to relationship with applicant

physical form of

service mark

sound marks

stampings

statutory refusals

substitute

tags

trademark

translation of matter on

use, affidavit of

Standard character drawings

and foreign registration

and specimen of use

changing to or from special form may be material alteration

combined with other elements

format unclear

in §44 application

in §66(a) application

list of

mark drawing code

requirements for

Standard character list

Stare decisis

Statement of use

approval of

black-out period

classification, amendment of

clear-error standard in examining

correcting defects

date of execution

dates of use

dates of use, amendment of

discrepancies between dates of use and execution dates

drawing

examination of

execution of

extension of time to file

failure to file within time permitted

fee for filing

form of

hand delivery of

identification of goods/services in

may not be withdrawn

minimum requirements for

minimum requirements, review for compliance with

necessary elements of

ownership

petition to review refusal

recourse after refusal

requirements for

response to Office action

signature of

specimens for

time for filing

use in commerce

use on all goods/services required before filing

verification of

withdrawal prohibited

Status inquiries

Internet information

personal telephone assistance

duty to monitor status

Statutory authority for examination

Statutory averments in application for registration

Stippling on drawing

Subpoena received by Office employee

Subsequent designations

Substitute drawing

Substitute specimens

affidavit supporting

for amendment to allege use

for statement of use

in response to refusal for failure to show the applied-for mark functioning as a mark

in response to refusal for failure to show use of the mark in commerce

may require amendment of dates of use

requirements for substitute specimens and statutory refusals

Supervisory authority of Director

Supplemental Register

allegation of use filed with amendment to

amendment of application to

applications for

intent-to-use applications

marks eligible for Principal Register not registrable on

not an admission that mark has not acquired distinctiveness

refusal of incapable matter

request for extension of protection of international registration, not eligible

required elements

Surname, primarily merely a

combined with additional matter

combined with domain name

combined with initials

combined with legal or familial entity designation

combined with title

combined with wording

doctrine of foreign equivalents

double surname

evidence supporting refusal

fame of mark evidence

geographical significance

historical place or person

LexisNexis® research database evidence

“look and feel” of a surname

negative dictionary evidence

non-surname significance

ordinary language meaning

person associated with application, surname of

phonetic equivalent

plural

possessive

rare

specimens confirming surname significance of term

stylization

telephone directory listings

U.S. census database evidence

Surrender of registration for cancellation

Suspended cases checked by examining attorney

Suspension of action by Office

after final action

circumstances where appropriate

letter of inquiry regarding

notice of

pending cancellation or expiration of cited registration

pending correction of or limitation to international registration

pending decision on petition not permitted

pending disposition of earlier-filed application

pending disposition of request for correction filed with the IB

pending expiration of “insurance” extension request

pending inter partes or court proceeding

pending receipt of foreign registration

pending receipt of proof of renewal of foreign registration

request to remove

Suspension of practitioner from practice before USPTO

Suspension, removal of application from

Swiss Confederation Coat of Arms & Swiss Flag

T

TAC (Trademark Assistance Center)

Taiwan, understanding with the United States

Tax-exempt corporation

TEAS (Trademark Electronic Application System)

TEAS Plus

Adding a class during examination

Application requirements

Documents that must be filed through TEAS

Identification of goods and services

Payment of TEAS Plus processing fee

Receipt of communications by e-mail

TEAS success page

TEAS RF

Adding a class during examination

Application requirements

Documents that must be filed through TEAS

Identification of goods and services

Payment of TEAS Plus processing

Receipt of communication by e-mail

TEAS success page

Telephone communications

Telephone numbers

Telescoped words

“Ten-year proviso” of §5 of Act of 1905

Territorial commerce

TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System)

Testimony, requests for, referred to Office of General Counsel

Third parties, inquires from regarding ex parte matters

Third party registrations

evidence of

relevance in determining descriptiveness

relevance in determining likelihood of confusion

Third Protocol

Three-dimensional marks

TICRS (Trademark Image Capture and Retrieval System)

Time between execution and filing

Title of a single creative work

Title or degree

Trade dress

description of mark

disclaimer

drawing

identification of goods/services

product design

product packaging

section 1(b), applications based on

sections 44 and 66(a), applications based on

Trade name

Trademark Act of 1946

claiming benefits of, under §12(c)

duration of registrations under

effective date of

Trademark assignment, searching

Trademark Assistance Center (TAC)

Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

Trademark forms

Trademark Image Capture and Retrieval System (TICRS)

Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988

Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act, changes to requirements for maintaining a registration

Trademark manuals

Trademark Official Gazette

contents of

notification of clerical errors in

publication in

Trademark searching

Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) database

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

appeal to

concurrent proceedings

interference

jurisdiction of

opposition proceedings before

Trademark website

Trademark, definition of

Transformation

Translation

doctrine of foreign equivalents

entry of

equivalency in

exceptions to rules for translations

of dead or obscure languages

of document submitted for recording in Assignment Division

of foreign articles or prepositions combined with English terms

of foreign registration

of idiomatic expressions

of matter on specimens

of non-English wording in mark

printing of

Transliteration of non-Latin characters in mark

Treaty or convention relating to trademarks

TRIPs (Trade-Related Intellectual Property portions of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade)

Trust as owner of mark

TSDR (Trademark Status and Document Retrieval) database

Type of commerce

Type of mark, registration in correct category

Types of applications

Types of marks

Types of registrations

U

Unauthorized practice at PTO

Undeliverable correspondence, returned as

Unintentional delay

petition based on

statement of

where unintentional delay applies

United States Patent and Trademark Office

reorganization of

Website

Unity of control

Universal symbols

Unpublished decisions

Unscheduled closing of USPTO

Unsigned response to Office action

Uruguay Round Agreements

U.S. Postal Service, interruptions of

Use dates

Use in commerce

assertion of

bona fide use in the ordinary course of trade

certification marks

collective membership marks

collective trademarks and service marks

commerce that may be lawfully regulated by Congress

date of first

definition of

not required in §44 application

not required in §66(a) application

service marks

solely by related company

Use of mark

as a mark

bona fide use in the ordinary course of trade

by applicant

by licensee

by predecessor in title

by related company

in commerce

solely as a trade name

solely by related company

V

Varietal names

Verification of application

declaration in lieu of oath

defective

electronic

in a foreign country

must be personally signed

not required for receipt of filing date

of TEAS document

of §1(a) or §44 application

of §66(a) application

persons who can sign

under 28 U.S.C.  §1746

with oath

W

Waiver of rules, on petition

Warehouse storage of paper files

access by public to files in

of registration files

Who may practice before Office in trademark matters

Wholly owned related companies

Wines/spirits, misleading indication of origin of

Withdrawal of attorney

Withdrawal of authorization to represent

Withdrawal of prior amendment

to amend identification of goods/services

to seek registration under §2f

to Supplemental Register

Withdrawal of refusal or requirement after appeal

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Written application, form for filing

X

(No Entry)

Y

(No Entry)

Z

(No Entry)