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Archived updates for Monday, May 09, 2005

TMEP 4th Edition Now Available

The April 2005 edition of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) may be viewed and downloaded free of charge from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website at Here are the direct links for the sections on Changes - 4th Edition and Instructions for Updating TMEP 3rd Edition to 4th Edition.

The TMEP is published to provide trademark examining attorneys in the USPTO, trademark applicants, and attorneys and representatives for trademark applicants, with a reference work on the practices and procedures relative to prosecution of applications to register marks in the USPTO. The Manual contains guidelines for Examining Attorneys and materials in the nature of information and interpretation, and outlines the procedures which Examining Attorneys are required or authorized to follow in the examination of trademark applications.
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