T.M.E.P. § 807.15
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807.15 Substitute Drawings
When requiring a substitute drawing, the examining attorney must inform the applicant of the specific reason for rejecting the existing drawing and explain what type of amendment is needed to comply with the rules.
If the examining attorney requires a change in the drawing, the applicant must submit a substitute drawing, except in the limited circumstances discussed in TMEP §807.16 in which the USPTO will amend or correct a drawing. The USPTO will not return the original drawing to the applicant. 37 C.F.R. 2.25.
It is preferred that the applicant submit a substitute drawing on a separate drawing page (or a digitized image of a separate drawing page). However, the USPTO will accept a substitute drawing embedded in a response to an Office action, if the substitute drawing meets the requirements of 37 C.F.R. §§2.51 and 2.52.
When the applicant voluntarily submits a substitute drawing, the examining attorney must determine whether the substitute drawing is acceptable. See TMEP §807.17 regarding the procedures for processing unacceptable amendments to drawings.
When a substitute drawing is submitted and accepted, the original drawing is cancelled and the substitute drawing substituted. The examining attorney should ensure that the automated records of the Office reflect the amended mark, and have the TRAM database corrected, if necessary. The original drawing remains in the record.The examining attorney should also ensure that the mark drawing code is changed, if necessary. See TMEP §807.18 concerning mark drawing codes.