TMEP 1205.01(b)(iii): Amendments to Disclaim, Delete, or Amend the Unregistrable Wording or Symbol

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1205.01(b)(iii)    Amendments to Disclaim, Delete, or Amend the Unregistrable Wording or Symbol

If the mark is unregistrable because it includes Olympic-related matter, a disclaimer of the unregistrable matter will not render the mark registrable. If the applicant submits an amendment deleting the unregistrable matter, the examining attorney must, if appropriate, refuse registration because the amendment to the mark is material and maintain the refusal(s) based on the unregistrable symbol or designation in the alternative.