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Foreword

United States Patent and Trademark Office

PREFACE TO THE JUNE 2021 REVISION

The June 2022 revision is an update of the June 2021 edition. This update incorporates changes due to the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 and relevant case law issued between February 28, 2021 and March 4, 2022. Of interest to users will be new Chapter 1300: Ex Parte Appeals from Expungement and Reexamination of Registration Proceedings. Chapter 1200 is retitled to: Ex Parte Appeals from Refusals of Applications.

The title of the manual is abbreviated as "TBMP." A citation to a section of the manual may be written as "TBMP § _____ (2022)."

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. Archived editions of the TBMP are also available at the TTAB's home page.

Several TTAB judges, attorneys, paralegals, and professional staff contributed to this year’s annual update. Their efforts in ensuring an accurate and timely update are very appreciated.

Cheryl Butler

Senior Counsel and TBMP Editor

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board