TMEP 904.03(j): Manuals

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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904.03(j)    Manuals

If printed matter included with the goods functions as a part of the goods, such as a manual that is part of a kit for assembling the product, then placement of the mark on that printed matter does show use on the goods. In re Ultraflight Inc., 221 USPQ 903, 906 (TTAB 1984) ("We believe the instruction manual is as much a part of applicant’s goods as are the various parts that are used to build the gliders.  Application of the mark to the manual of assembly instructions, then, must be considered affixation to the goods.").