TMEP 807.05(a): Standard Character Drawings Submitted Electronically

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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807.05(a)    Standard Character Drawings Submitted Electronically

If an applicant is filing a standard character drawing, the applicant must enter the mark in the appropriate data field.  The applicant must also submit a standard character claim, which is automatically generated once the applicant selects the standard character option. See 37 C.F.R. §2.52(a)(1).

When an application for a standard character mark is filed through TEAS, the characters entered in the appropriate data field in the TEAS application or TEAS response form are automatically checked against the USPTO’s standard character set.  See TMEP §807.03(b) regarding the standard character set.

If all the characters in the mark are in the standard character set, the USPTO will create a digitized image that meets the requirements of 37 C.F.R. §2.53(c), and automatically generate the standard character statement.  The application record will indicate that standard characters have been claimed and that the USPTO has created the image.  The examining attorney need not check the standard character mark against the standard character set during examination.