TMEP 1505.02(b): Amendments to Classification

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1505.02(b)    Amendments to Classification

In an application under §1 or §44, if the applicant proposes to amend the classification after publication, and the amendment is consistent with the current version of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, the USPTO will approve the amendment.  Republication is not required.

The international classification in a §66(a) application cannot be changed from the classification assigned by the IB. 37 C.F.R. §2.85(d); see TMEP §1401.03(d).