TMEP 1014: Section 44 Applications for the Supplemental Register

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1014    Section 44 Applications for the Supplemental Register

A §44 applicant may apply to register a mark on the Supplemental Register, and a §44 applicant may amend an application from the Principal Register to the Supplemental Register without filing any allegation of use.  It is not necessary to change the application filing date after an amendment to the Supplemental Register in a §44 application.  See TMEP §1008 regarding the requirement for an allegation of the applicant’s bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce in a §44 application.