TMEP 808.01(a): Meaning of Term in Mark

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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808.01(a)    Meaning of Term in Mark

A statement that a term has no meaning in the relevant industry should not be entered as a description of the mark, nor should it be printed. If such a statement is entered as a description of the mark, the examining attorney must ensure that the statement is deleted from the “Description of the Mark” field in the Trademark database and enter an appropriate Note to the File in the record. The document containing the information deleted from the Trademark database will remain of record for informational purposes. See TMEP §808.03 regarding printing of descriptions of the mark.

See TMEP §§809–809.03 regarding translation and transliteration of non-English wording and non-Latin characters.