TMEP 1303.01(a)(i)(A): Manner/Method of Control

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1303.01(a)(i)(A)    Manner/Method of Control

An applicant must specify the class of persons entitled to use the mark, indicating their relationship to the applicant, and the nature of the applicant’s control over the use of the mark. 37 C.F.R. §2.44(a)(4)(i)(A). A statement that the applicant’s bylaws or other written provisions specify the manner of control is sufficient to satisfy this requirement. This statement does not have to be verified and, therefore, may be entered by examiner’s amendment.

The following language may be used for the above purpose:

Applicant controls the members’ use of the mark in the following manner: [specify, e.g., the applicant’s bylaws specify the manner of control].