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Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure

This is the 850 page Manual of Patent Examining Procedure used to instruct and guide Trademark Examiners through the process of examination. US Trademark Examiners use this manual to learn from and reference while they do their jobs. Its importance can't be understated as it relates to the Trademark examination process performed by the examiners. 

This is only published when the USPTO releases a new edition. Features include:

  • A Single Volume slightly reduced from the original letter size down to 7.0" x 10.0"
  • Comprehensive Table of Contents (not included by most other publishers),
  • Includes a full size 8.5"x11.0" PDF on CD-ROM with forms,
  • Minimum font size of main text is 11.0 points.

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Cooperative Patent Classification System


In September 2014, the USPTO and KIPO (Korean IP Office) inked an agreement to work together on the CPC. KIPO will fully CPC classify all new patent applications and utility models, but no mention of back-file data. The CPC system is gaining wide acceptance. It definitely has the detail needed to replace the US system, and then some. We're still studying and learning the details, and the USPTO decision for the two year overlap (CPC/USC) makes more sense to us (it gives us more time, too. 1 year down, 1 to go). The EPO seems to have completed most, if not all of the their ECLA to CPC translations and CPC assignments, and unlike the ECLA data, the EPO's CPC data have been added to DOCDB for all countries they handle. We think it's a wonderful addition to the data, and our compliments and thanks go to the EPO!