TMEP 815.01: Marks Eligible for Principal Register Not Registrable on Supplemental Register

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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815.01    Marks Eligible for Principal Register Not Registrable on Supplemental Register

A mark that is clearly eligible for the Principal Register may not be registered on the Supplemental Register. Nazon v. Ghiorse, 119 USPQ2d 1178, 1182 (TTAB 2016); see In re U.S. Catheter & Instrument Corp., 158 USPQ 53, 53 (TTAB 1968); In re Hunt, 132 USPQ 564, 565 (TTAB 1962). An application requesting registration on the Supplemental Register must be amended to the Principal Register, or refused registration, if the mark is registrable on the Principal Register. Daggett & Ramsdell, Inc. v. I. Posner, Inc., 115 USPQ 96 (Comm’r Pats. 1957).

See TMEP §§816–816.05 regarding amendments to the Supplemental Register.