TMEP 1613.20: Additional Requirements for §71 Affidavits or Declarations Pertaining to Collective Marks

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1613.20    Additional Requirements for §71 Affidavits or Declarations Pertaining to Collective Marks

In addition to the requirements specified in 37 C.F.R. §7.37(a)-(h) and TMEP §§1613.06–1613.19, a complete §71 affidavit or declaration pertaining to a collective trademark, collective service mark, or collective membership mark must include:

  • (1) A statement that the holder is exercising legitimate control over the use of the mark in commerce (see TMEP §1613.20(a)); and
  • (2) A statement specifying the nature of the holder’s control over the use of the mark by the members in the first §71 affidavit or declaration filed with the USPTO (see TMEP §1613.20(b)).

37 C.F.R. §7.37(i)-(i)(2).