TMEP 819.01(a): Type of Mark

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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819.01(a)    Type of Mark

TEAS Plus is available only to applicants seeking registration of a trademark or service mark on the Principal Register under §1 and/or §44 of the Trademark Act.  Applications for certification marks, collective marks, and collective membership marks and applications for registration on the Supplemental Register cannot be filed using TEAS Plus. 37 C.F.R. §2.22(d).

The additional fee will be required if the mark in a TEAS Plus application is amended to a collective, collective membership, or certification mark.

No additional fee will be required if the application is amended from the Principal to the Supplemental Register, as long as the amendment is filed through TEAS or entered by examiner’s amendment.

TEAS Plus does not apply to applications filed under §66(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. §1141f(a), because they cannot be filed through TEAS.