TMEP 1104.10(b)(iii)(A): Identification of Nature of Collective Membership Organization

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1104.10(b)(iii)(A)    Identification of Nature of Collective Membership Organization

The examining attorney must ensure that the identification of the nature of the collective membership organization in an amendment to allege use conforms to that specified in an application for a collective membership mark. The applicant may delete, limit, or clarify the description of the collective membership organization, but may not add to or expand the identification. See 37 C.F.R. §2.71(a). See TMEP §1304.02(c) regarding identifications in applications for collective membership marks.