37 CFR 2.92: Preliminary to interference

Taken from the USPTO's TM Federal Statutes and Rules, Last Revised in January 2018

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§2.92    Preliminary to interference.

An interference which has been declared by the Director will not be instituted by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board until the examining attorney has determined that the marks which are to form the subject matter of the controversy are registrable, and all of the marks have been published in the Official Gazette for opposition.

[37 FR 2881, Feb. 9, 1972, as amended at 54 FR 34897, Aug. 22, 1989; 68 FR 14332, March 25, 2003, effective May 1, 2003; 81 FR 69950, Oct. 7, 2016, effective January 14, 2017]