Title 37

PART 2

Part 2 - Rules Of Practice In Trademark Cases

PART 2 - RULES OF PRACTICE IN TRADEMARK CASES Authority:15 U.S.C. 1123 and 35 U.S.C. 2 unless otherwise noted. Sec. 2.99 also issued under secs. 16, 17, 60 Stat. 434; 15 U.S.C. 1066, 1067. Source:30 FR 13193, Oct. 16, 1965, unless otherwise noted. Editorial Note:Nomenclature changes to part 2 appear at 68 FR 14337, Mar. 25, 2003.

37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156SUBJGRP 156
   Representation by Attorneys or Other Authorized Persons
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.1SECTION 2.1
   2.1 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.2SECTION 2.2
   2.2 Definitions.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.3SECTION 2.6
   2.6 Trademark fees.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.4SECTION 2.7
   2.7 Fastener recordal fees.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.5SECTION 2.11
   2.11 Requirement for representation.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.6SECTION 2.12-2.16
   2.12-2.16 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.7SECTION 2.17
   2.17 Recognition for representation.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.8SECTION 2.18
   2.18 Correspondence, with whom held.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.156.9SECTION 2.19
   2.19 Revocation or withdrawal of attorney.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.157SUBJGRP 157
   Declarations
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.157.10SECTION 2.20
   2.20 Declarations in lieu of oaths.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.158SUBJGRP 158
   Application for Registration
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.158.11SECTION 2.21
   2.21 Requirements for receiving a filing date.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.158.12SECTION 2.22
   2.22 Requirements for a TEAS Plus application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.158.13SECTION 2.23
   2.23 Requirement to correspond electronically with the Office and duty to monitor status.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.158.14SECTION 2.24
   2.24 Designation and revocation of domestic representative by foreign applicant.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.158.15SECTION 2.25
   2.25 Documents not returnable.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.158.16SECTION 2.27
   2.27 Pending trademark application index; access to applications.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159SUBJGRP 159
   The Written Application
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.17SECTION 2.31
   2.31 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.18SECTION 2.32
   2.32 Requirements for a complete trademark or service mark application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.19SECTION 2.33
   2.33 Verified statement for a trademark or service mark.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.20SECTION 2.34
   2.34 Bases for filing a trademark or service mark application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.21SECTION 2.35
   2.35 Adding, deleting, or substituting bases.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.22SECTION 2.36
   2.36 Identification of prior registrations.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.23SECTION 2.37
   2.37 Description of mark.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.24SECTION 2.38
   2.38 Use by predecessor or by related companies.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.25SECTION 2.39
   2.39 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.26SECTION 2.41
   2.41 Proof of distinctiveness under section 2(f).
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.27SECTION 2.42
   2.42 Concurrent use.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.28SECTION 2.43
   2.43 Service mark.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.29SECTION 2.44
   2.44 Requirements for a complete collective mark application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.30SECTION 2.45
   2.45 Requirements for a complete certification mark application; restriction on certification mark application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.31SECTION 2.46
   2.46 Principal Register.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.32SECTION 2.47
   2.47 Supplemental Register.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.159.33SECTION 2.48
   2.48 Office does not issue duplicate registrations.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160SUBJGRP 160
   Drawing
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160.34SECTION 2.51
   2.51 Drawing required.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160.35SECTION 2.52
   2.52 Types of drawings and format for drawings.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160.36SECTION 2.53
   2.53 Requirements for drawings filed through the TEAS.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160.37SECTION 2.54
   2.54 Requirements for drawings submitted on paper.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160.38SECTION 2.56
   2.56 Specimens.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160.39SECTION 2.57-2.58
   2.57-2.58 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.160.40SECTION 2.59
   2.59 Filing substitute specimen(s).
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161SUBJGRP 161
   Examination of Application and Action by Applicants
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.41SECTION 2.61
   2.61 Action by examiner.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.42SECTION 2.62
   2.62 Procedure for submitting response.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.43SECTION 2.63
   2.63 Action after response.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.44SECTION 2.64
   2.64 Reinstatement of applications and registrations abandoned, cancelled, or expired due to Office error.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.45SECTION 2.65
   2.65 Abandonment.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.46SECTION 2.66
   2.66 Revival of applications abandoned in full or in part due to unintentional delay.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.47SECTION 2.67
   2.67 Suspension of action by the Patent and Trademark Office.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.48SECTION 2.68
   2.68 Express abandonment (withdrawal) of application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.161.49SECTION 2.69
   2.69 Compliance with other laws.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162SUBJGRP 162
   Amendment of Application
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162.50SECTION 2.71
   2.71 Amendments to correct informalities.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162.51SECTION 2.72
   2.72 Amendments to description or drawing of the mark.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162.52SECTION 2.73
   2.73 Amendment to recite concurrent use.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162.53SECTION 2.74
   2.74 Form and signature of amendment.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162.54SECTION 2.75
   2.75 Amendment to change application to different register.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162.55SECTION 2.76
   2.76 Amendment to allege use.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.162.56SECTION 2.77
   2.77 Amendments between notice of allowance and statement of use.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.163SUBJGRP 163
   Publication and Post Publication
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.163.57SECTION 2.80
   2.80 Publication for opposition.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.163.58SECTION 2.81
   2.81 Post publication.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.163.59SECTION 2.82
   2.82 Marks on Supplemental Register published only upon registration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.163.60SECTION 2.83
   2.83 Conflicting marks.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.163.61SECTION 2.84
   2.84 Jurisdiction over published applications.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.164SUBJGRP 164
   Classification
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.164.62SECTION 2.85
   2.85 Classification schedules.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.164.63SECTION 2.86
   2.86 Multiple-class applications.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.164.64SECTION 2.87
   2.87 Dividing an application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.165SUBJGRP 165
   Post Notice of Allowance
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.165.65SECTION 2.88
   2.88 Statement of use after notice of allowance.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.165.66SECTION 2.89
   2.89 Extensions of time for filing a statement of use.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.166SUBJGRP 166
   Concurrent Use Proceedings
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.166.67SECTION 2.91-2.98
   2.91-2.98 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.166.68SECTION 2.99
   2.99 Application to register as concurrent user.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167SUBJGRP 167
   Opposition
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167.69SECTION 2.101
   2.101 Filing an opposition.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167.70SECTION 2.102
   2.102 Extension of time for filing an opposition.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167.71SECTION 2.103
   2.103 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167.72SECTION 2.104
   2.104 Contents of opposition.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167.73SECTION 2.105
   2.105 Notification to parties of opposition proceeding(s).
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167.74SECTION 2.106
   2.106 Answer.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.167.75SECTION 2.107
   2.107 Amendment of pleadings in an opposition proceeding.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.168SUBJGRP 168
   Cancellation
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.168.76SECTION 2.111
   2.111 Filing petition for cancellation.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.168.77SECTION 2.112
   2.112 Contents of petition for cancellation.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.168.78SECTION 2.113
   2.113 Notification of cancellation proceeding.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.168.79SECTION 2.114
   2.114 Answer.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.168.80SECTION 2.115
   2.115 Amendment of pleadings in a cancellation proceeding.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169SUBJGRP 169
   Procedure in Inter Partes Proceedings
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.81SECTION 2.116
   2.116 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.82SECTION 2.117
   2.117 Suspension of proceedings.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.83SECTION 2.118
   2.118 Undelivered Office notices.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.84SECTION 2.119
   2.119 Service and signing.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.85SECTION 2.120
   2.120 Discovery.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.86SECTION 2.121
   2.121 Assignment of times for taking testimony and presenting evidence.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.87SECTION 2.122
   2.122 Matters in evidence.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.88SECTION 2.123
   2.123 Trial testimony in inter partes cases.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.89SECTION 2.124
   2.124 Depositions upon written questions.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.90SECTION 2.125
   2.125 Filing and service of testimony.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.91SECTION 2.126
   2.126 Form of submissions to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.92SECTION 2.127
   2.127 Motions.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.93SECTION 2.128
   2.128 Briefs at final hearing.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.94SECTION 2.129
   2.129 Oral argument; reconsideration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.95SECTION 2.130
   2.130 New matter suggested by the trademark examining attorney.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.96SECTION 2.131
   2.131 Remand after decision in inter partes proceeding.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.97SECTION 2.132
   2.132 Involuntary dismissal for failure to take testimony.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.98SECTION 2.133
   2.133 Amendment of application or registration during proceedings.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.99SECTION 2.134
   2.134 Surrender or voluntary cancellation of registration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.100SECTION 2.135
   2.135 Abandonment of application or mark.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.169.101SECTION 2.136
   2.136 Status of application or registration on termination of proceeding.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.170SUBJGRP 170
   Appeals
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.170.102SECTION 2.141
   2.141 Ex parte appeals from action of trademark examining attorney.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.170.103SECTION 2.142
   2.142 Time and manner of ex parte appeals.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.170.104SECTION 2.143
   2.143 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.170.105SECTION 2.144
   2.144 Reconsideration of decision on ex parte appeal.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.170.106SECTION 2.145
   2.145 Appeal to court and civil action.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.171SUBJGRP 171
   Petitions and Action by the Director
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.171.107SECTION 2.146
   2.146 Petitions to the Director.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.171.108SECTION 2.147
   2.147 Petition to the Director to accept a paper submission.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.171.109SECTION 2.148
   2.148 Director may suspend certain rules.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.172SUBJGRP 172
   Certificate
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.172.110SECTION 2.151
   2.151 Certificate.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.173SUBJGRP 173
   Publication of Marks Registered Under 1905 Act
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.173.111SECTION 2.153
   2.153 Publication requirements.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.173.112SECTION 2.154
   2.154 Publication in Official Gazette.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.173.113SECTION 2.155
   2.155 Notice of publication.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.173.114SECTION 2.156
   2.156 Not subject to opposition; subject to cancellation.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.174SUBJGRP 174
   Reregistration of Marks Registered Under Prior Acts
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.174.115SECTION 2.158
   2.158 Reregistration of marks registered under Acts of 1881, 1905, and 1920.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175SUBJGRP 175
   Cancellation for Failure To File Affidavit or Declaration
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175.116SECTION 2.160
   2.160 Affidavit or declaration of continued use or excusable nonuse required to avoid cancellation of registration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175.117SECTION 2.161
   2.161 Requirements for a complete affidavit or declaration of continued use or excusable nonuse.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175.118SECTION 2.162
   2.162 Notice to registrant.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175.119SECTION 2.163
   2.163 Acknowledgment of receipt of affidavit or declaration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175.120SECTION 2.164
   2.164 Correcting deficiencies in affidavit or declaration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175.121SECTION 2.165
   2.165 Petition to Director to review refusal.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.175.122SECTION 2.166
   2.166 Affidavit of continued use or excusable nonuse combined with renewal application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.176SUBJGRP 176
   Affidavit or Declaration Under Section 15
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.176.123SECTION 2.167
   2.167 Affidavit or declaration under section 15.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.176.124SECTION 2.168
   2.168 Affidavit or declaration under section 15 combined with affidavit or declaration under sections 8 or 71, or with renewal application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.177SUBJGRP 177
   Correction, Disclaimer, Surrender, Etc.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.177.125SECTION 2.171
   2.171 New certificate on change of ownership.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.177.126SECTION 2.172
   2.172 Surrender for cancellation.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.177.127SECTION 2.173
   2.173 Amendment of registration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.177.128SECTION 2.174
   2.174 Correction of Office mistake.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.177.129SECTION 2.175
   2.175 Correction of mistake by owner.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.177.130SECTION 2.176
   2.176 Consideration of above matters.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.178SUBJGRP 178
   Term and Renewal
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.178.131SECTION 2.181
   2.181 Term of original registrations and renewals.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.178.132SECTION 2.182
   2.182 Time for filing renewal application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.178.133SECTION 2.183
   2.183 Requirements for a complete renewal application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.178.134SECTION 2.184
   2.184 Refusal of renewal.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.178.135SECTION 2.185
   2.185 Correcting deficiencies in renewal application.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.178.136SECTION 2.186
   2.186 Petition to Director to review refusal of renewal.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179SUBJGRP 179
   General Information and Correspondence in Trademark Cases
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.137SECTION 2.188
   2.188 [Reserved]
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.138SECTION 2.189
   2.189 Requirement to provide domicile address.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.139SECTION 2.190
   2.190 Addresses for trademark correspondence with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.140SECTION 2.191
   2.191 Action of the Office based on the written record.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.141SECTION 2.192
   2.192 Business to be conducted with decorum and courtesy.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.142SECTION 2.193
   2.193 Trademark correspondence and signature requirements.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.143SECTION 2.194
   2.194 Identification of trademark application or registration.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.144SECTION 2.195
   2.195 Filing date of trademark correspondence.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.145SECTION 2.196
   2.196 Times for taking action: Expiration on Saturday, Sunday or Federal holiday.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.146SECTION 2.197
   2.197 Certificate of mailing.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.179.147SECTION 2.198
   2.198 Filing of correspondence by Priority Mail Express®.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.180SUBJGRP 180
   Trademark Records and Files of the Patent and Trademark Office
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.180.148SECTION 2.200
   2.200 Assignment records open to public inspection.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.180.149SECTION 2.201
   2.201 Copies and certified copies.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.181SUBJGRP 181
   Fees and Payment of Money in Trademark Cases
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.181.150SECTION 2.206
   2.206 Trademark fees payable in advance.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.181.151SECTION 2.207
   2.207 Methods of payment.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.181.152SECTION 2.208
   2.208 Deposit accounts.
37:1.0.1.2.5.0.181.153SECTION 2.209
   2.209 Refunds.