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Drawings and Specimens as Described in the United States Patent & Trademark Office

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The page which shows the trademark that the applicant is seeking to register is known as the “drawing.” According to the United States Code, the drawing must depict the trademark as it is actually utilized. If the application is based on a bona fide intent to use, this drawing has to show the trademark exactly as the applicant intends to use it. If the application is based on a foreign application or registration, the drawing must show the trademark as it appears or will appear when registered in a foreign entity. The drawing has to depict only one trademark, as the applicant cannot register more than one trademark per application.

A drawing is required in all applications, and is used by the United States Patent & Trademark Office for a few reasons, including printing of the trademark in the Official Gazette, as well as on the registration certificate itself. Specimens, however, are required as evidence of actual use in commerce of the trademark.

You would be wise to consult with a Florida trademark attorney first, before undertaking any trademark matters.

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