TMEP IdeaScale Website Available

We now have posted for comment Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) Chapter 1100 Intent-to-Use Applications and Requests to Divide and Chapter 1700 Petitions, Requests for Reinstatement, and Other Matters Submitted to Director. As a reminder, the IdeaScale® website at http://uspto-tmep.ideascale.com/ is available for submitting comments and suggestions.

If you have not used the IdeaScale® website previously, you must choose the "Register Now" option, which will ask you to provide your email address, solve a basic math problem (for spam bot prevention), and agree to the terms of service. Shortly after you complete the registration page, you will receive an email verifying your account and allowing you to create a password. Once you have created a password, you will be able to access the website.

On the website, you will see a menu on the left side of the screen showing the headings "Chapter 1100 Intent-to-Use Applications and Requests to Divide" and "Chapter 1700 Petitions, Requests for Reinstatement, and Other Matters Submitted to Director." Click on the plus symbol(s) next to the heading(s) to expand the menu and display the various sections of the chapter. To submit a new comment on a particular section, click on the section, which opens a new page, and then on the "Submit New Idea" button above the menu.