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Foreword

United States Patent and Trademark Office

PREFACE TO THE JUNE 2020 REVISION

The June 2020 revision is an update of the June 2019 edition. Primarily, this update incorporates relevant case law issued between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020. In addition, the update includes changes to the rules due to the requirement for foreign-domiciled applicants, registrants and parties to a proceeding to be represented by a U.S.- licensed attorney and changes to the rules due to mandatory electronic filing before the Trademark Examining Operation.

The title of the manual is abbreviated as "TBMP." A citation to a section of the manual may be written as "TBMP § _____ (2020)."

As with previous editions, this edition is available online at the TTAB home page of the USPTO web site in a searchable, printable format as well as in pdf. A link to archived editions of the TBMP is also available at the TTAB's home page.

Cheryl Butler

Senior Counsel and TBMP Editor

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board