We closely monitor all changes for the following publications:
|1.||U.S. Code Title 17 (Copyrights), Title 35 (Patents) Title 15 (chap. 22 & 63, Trademarks)|
|2.||Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)|
|3.||Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP)|
|4.||Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP)|
|5.||Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (37-CFR)|
IP Data Corporation keeps in constant contact with various offices inside the USPTO and Department of Commerce. We receive several different automated notifications from the U.S. Congress for publication updates and revisions, but quite often, even the offices responsible for these publications are unsure of exact release dates for these changes. That said, it is a very important part of our job to keep you informed and offer you the very latest publications and changes as we discover or and receive them.
Changes to Publications come in 3 forms:
|One or more minor corrections to a publication are issued by the responsible office, and this is usually from 1 to 20 pages of changes (for manuals 750 to 2600 pages), and they usually deal with one or two topics, or a collection of typographical errors. These are sent out in pamphlet form for soft cover owners. For some publications, this type of change can happen once, twice or even 3 times a year.|
|Major Revision:||This is a change that generally affects one or more whole chapters and could affect as many as 100 to 500 pages. On occasion, they may refer to a change as a Revision, but it possibly affects the entire contents of the publication. For some publications, this type of change can happen once or twice a year.|
|New Edition:||These almost always change major portions, and possibly the format of, the publication involved. The entire contents of the manual have changed significantly and the entire publication text must usually be changed. This rarely happens more often than once a year.|
We offer all manuals in Soft cover format and on CD-ROM in PDF format. Here are our policies and procedures for updates:
|Type of Change||Manual Was Purchased
relative to change
|Cost of Update|
|Minor Changes or Revisions||Within last year||Cost + Shipping & Handling for pamphlet|
|Major Revision or New Edition||Within last 30 days||Shipping & Handling Only for New Copy|
|Major Revision or new Edition||30 Days to 3 months||30% OFF cover price plus shipping and handling|
|Major Revision or new Edition||3 Months to 6 Months
||20% OFF cover price plus shipping and handling|
|Major Revision or new Edition||6 Months to 10 Months||10% OFF cover price plus shipping and handling|
Note: Our shipping and handling costs are very reasonable. We do not add additional charges beyond the cost of the materials to pack (box, labels, packing materials) and the fees to actually ship products to you. We use UPS as our primary ground and air delivery service.
Our Return policy:
We will accept the return of books in like new (resalable) condition within 60 days of purchase from law firms and book resellers only. Returned books are subject to a 10% restocking fee. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. CD-ROM versions sold separately from a softcover manual are NOT returnable (for obvious reasons).