TMEP 1202.19(c)(ii): Amending a Swatch-Type Drawing to Show an Object and Vice Versa

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1202.19(c)(ii)    Amending a Swatch-Type Drawing to Show an Object and Vice Versa

When the original drawing is a swatch-type drawing showing the elements of the pattern within a square, rectangle, or other generic geometric shape (see TMEP §1202.19(a)(iii)), the drawing may be amended to show the pattern appearing on a particular item, if necessary and otherwise appropriate. See TMEP §807.13. However, amending from a drawing showing the pattern on a particular object to a swatch-type drawing usually will be a material alteration, especially when the elements comprising the pattern are nondistinctive.