TMEP 1613.20(b): Manner/Method of Control

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1613.20(b)    Manner/Method of Control

The holder must state the nature of the holder’s control over the use of the mark by the members, in the first §71 affidavit or declaration of use filed with the USPTO. 37 C.F.R. §7.37(i)(2). A statement that the holder’s bylaws or other written provisions specify the manner of control is sufficient to satisfy this requirement.

The following language may be used for the above purpose:

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