FAQ - Other
are some suggestions to facilitate filing a trademark application and/or
contacting the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)?
When filing papers of any kind with
the PTO, include a stamped, self-addressed post card listing the mark,
the serial number or registration number (if known) and the contents of
the filing, such as the "drawing" page, one specimen for each class, a
check for the filing fee, etc.
Carefully review all documents before
filing to make sure all issues have been addressed and all the necessary
elements are included.
Do not file large or "bulky" specimens.
Rather, submit a picture of the mark on the specimen. Bulky specimens are
specimens that are larger than 8 1/2" by 11" and which do not lie flat.
The PTO encourages applicants to send photographs of the goods, as long
as the mark is clear from the photograph.
Place the serial number or registration
number (once known) on each paper or exhibit filed, including any required
checks. If, for some reason neither number is available, please put some
other identifying information on the correspondence (e.g., mark, name of
applicant, filing date).
Inform the PTO of any change in correspondence
address as soon as possible.
Use the status line (703-305-8747),
or the Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval (TARR) database
at http://tarr.uspto.gov , to check
on the status of any application.
- FAQ About Trademarks
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