TMEP 1202.19(c)(iii): Amending the Drawing to Depict a Different Placement of the Repeating Pattern

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1202.19(c)(iii)    Amending the Drawing to Depict a Different Placement of the Repeating Pattern

When the original drawing shows the repeating pattern displayed in a particular manner on an object, amending the drawing to show the pattern being displayed in a significantly different manner on the same object may be a material alteration. For instance, a drawing that shows the repeating pattern on the outer bill of a cap may not be amended to show the pattern on the inner lining of the cap. However, a minor change to the placement of a repeating pattern on an object should not be considered a material alteration.