TMEP 808.03(a): Accurate and Complete Descriptions

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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808.03(a)    Accurate and Complete Descriptions

If the application contains an accurate and complete description of the mark, no further action regarding the description is necessary and it will be printed in the Official Gazette and on the certificate of registration. Obvious misspellings, typographical errors, and redundancies in an otherwise accurate and complete description may be corrected by examiner’s amendment without the prior approval of the applicant (see TMEP §707.02).

The following are examples of accurate and complete descriptions:

Design comprising the words ‘sushi sushi’ represented in stylized font.

The mark consists of the words “SUSHI SUSHI” represented in stylized font.

Note: If an application containing this mark was submitted without a description, the description could be added by examiner’s amendment without the prior approval of the applicant (see TMEP §§707.02, 808.03(b)).

Design comprising the wording 'HEIDI.COM' in stylized font appearing below a stylized design of a girl's head.

The mark consists of the wording “HEIDI.COM” in stylized font appearing below a stylized design of a girl's head.

Design comprising the word ‘LuLu’ in stylized font having a backwards second ‘L’ adjacent to an abstract symbol of a sun and the word ‘Company’ in stylized font positioned underneath the second ‘U’ and the sun.

The mark consists of the word “LULU” in stylized font having a backwards second “L” adjacent to an abstract symbol of a sun and the word “COMPANY” in stylized font positioned underneath the second “U” and the sun.

Design comprising an image of a building with a window with four panes with the words ‘JUST SMILES’ in a large, stylized font with lines above the dot in the letter ‘i’ representing shine or glow and the words ‘DENTISTRY FOR FAMILIES ON THE GO’ in smaller, block letter font.

The mark consists of an image of a building with a window with four panes with the words “JUST SMILES” in a large, stylized font with lines above the dot in the letter “I” representing shine or glow and the words “DENTISTRY FOR FAMILIES ON THE GO” in smaller, block-letter font.

Design comprising a series of circles stylistically representing a group of bubbles, such series being located on the handle of a water bottle.

The mark consists of a series of circles stylistically representing a group of bubbles, such series being located on the handle of a water bottle. The outline of the bottle depicted in broken lines in the drawing is intended to show the placement of the mark when used and is not part of the mark.

Note: Any mark whose drawing includes broken lines must have a printed description.

Design comprising a three-dimensional configuration of a recessed window portion of a thermostat.

The mark consists of the three-dimensional configuration of a recessed window portion of a thermostat. The portion of the thermostat that comprises the mark is shown in solid lines in the drawing. The matter shown in broken lines in the drawing is not part of the mark. The dotted lines merely show the position of the mark in the configuration of the goods.

Note: Any mark whose drawing includes broken lines must have a printed description.

Design comprising the color green shown on a vehicle outlined in broken lines.

The mark consists of the color kelly green applied to the vehicles used in performing pest-control services. The matter shown in broken lines serves to show the placement of the mark on the vehicle and is not part of the mark.

Note: Any mark whose drawing includes broken lines must have a printed description.