United States Patent and Trademark Office
PREFACE TO THE JUNE 2017 REVISION
The June 2017 revision is a minor update of the January 2017 edition. Primarily, it incorporates relevant case law issued between September 30, 2016 and March 3, 2017.
The title of the manual is abbreviated as "TBMP." A citation to a section of the manual may be written as "TBMP § _____ (June 2017)."
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.
Senior Counsel and TBMP Editor
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board