TMEP 1904.01(d): Use Not Required

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1904.01(d)    Use Not Required

Use in commerce prior to registration is not required. 15 U.S.C. §1141h(a)(3).  However, after registration, a holder is required to periodically file affidavits of use or excusable nonuse under §71 of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §1141k, to maintain a registered extension of protection. 37 C.F.R. §7.36(b).  See TMEP §1613 for additional information about these affidavits.