TMEP 819.01(n): Multiple-Class Applications

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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819.01(n)    Multiple-Class Applications

If the application contains goods/services in more than one class, the application must meet the requirements of 37 C.F.R. §2.86. 37 C.F.R. §2.22(a)(9).  That is, the application must include:

  • (1) An identification of goods/services in each class taken directly from the USPTO ID Manual, available through the TEAS Plus form. 37 C.F.R. §§2.22(a)(8), 2.86(a)(1);  see TMEP §819.01(g);
  • (2) An application filing fee for each class. 37 C.F.R. §§2.6(a)(1)(iv), 2.86(a)(2).  TEAS Plus will not accept transmission of an application that does not include a filing fee for each class; and
  • (3) Either (a) dates of use and one specimen for each class, in an application under §1(a) of the Trademark Act; or (b) a statement that the applicant has a bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with all the goods/services specified in each class, in an application under §1(b) or §44 of the Trademark Act. 37 C.F.R. §2.86(a)(3).

For more information regarding a multiple-class application, see TMEP §§1403-1403.06.