USPTO To Remove Paper Collection of Registered Word Marks

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 16:06:00 EST

Oh, the good old days of browsing through the paper collection, endlessly, hunched over with sore eyes and blistered fingers. Okay, it wasn't so bad, but I wouldn't give up searching with CDNameSearch for anything, now. In any case, that era is firmly coming to and end with the USPTO's removal of the paper collection.

"The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’) hereby provides sixty (60) days notice of the microfilming and removal of the paper search collection of registered marks consisting only of words from the USPTO’s Trademark Search Facility in Arlington, VA. This Notice does not concern the paper search collection of registered marks that consist of or include design elements."

John L. Welch has a question, though:

What about marks that are in standard character form but are not ‘word’ marks? Like initialisms or other letter strings. Should the notice have referred to ‘standard character’ marks rather than ‘word’ marks?

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