TMEP 1213.05(b)(ii): Grammar and Punctuation

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1213.05(b)(ii)    Grammar and Punctuation

Grammatical structure and punctuation may play a part in the analysis of whether a phrase or slogan would be viewed as unitary. Such considerations serve as guidelines rather than dispositive factors and the weight to be given each depends upon the overall meaning and commercial impression of the mark.