TMEP 1402.03(f): Recognition of Industry Terms

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1402.03(f)    Recognition of Industry Terms

Widely used industry terminology that is definite and limited to a single class should be recognized as sufficient to identify the goods or services when supported by dictionary definitions or other authoritative references. Examples of acceptable terminology are "telecommunications services, namely, personal communications services" and "telecommunications services, namely, ISDN services." If there is any doubt as to the widespread recognition of the terminology, a brief explanation of the product or activity should be included in the identification, but the accepted industry terminology may remain part of the identification as well. See TMEP §1402.01 regarding "terms of art."