TMEP 1211.02(b)(vi): Negative Dictionary Evidence

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1211.02(b)(vi)    Negative Dictionary Evidence

Negative dictionary evidence (i.e., evidence that a term is absent from dictionaries or atlases) may demonstrate the lack of non-surname significance of a term. See In re Petrin Corp., 231 USPQ 902, 903 (TTAB 1986).