Frequently Asked Questions About the PDF Version of the Trademark Official Gazette
1. The USPTO e-mail link to the TMOG doesn't work. How can I view my trademark in the TMOG?
If the e-mail link in the "Trademark Official Gazette Publication Confirmation" notice does not open to the page containing your trademark, go to http://www.uspto.gov/news/og/tindex.jsp and click on "Trademark Official Gazette" for the date corresponding to the publication date. Follow the below steps for searching the TMOG.
2. How do I search the TMOG?
You can search for a trademark in the online version of the TMOG available at http://www.uspto.gov/news/og/tindex.jsp. "You can search the PDF file by any literal element of the mark, the owner's name, the serial number, or the registration number.
To search for a trademark in the TMOG:
- Locate the date that the mark was published for opposition by entering the serial number in http://tsdr.uspto.gov/ and clicking "Status." The information will appear under the "Prosecution History" tab as the date that the mark "Published for Opposition."
- Click on the link to the TMOG or paste the following URL into your internet browser: http://www.uspto.gov/news/og/tindex.jsp.
- Click on "Trademark Official Gazette" for the date that the mark was published for opposition.
- Wait for the TMOG to download completely (you may monitor the download progress at the bottom left of the page).
- Locate the icon that is called either "Search" or "Find"
- In the "Search" box, enter any literal element of the mark, the name of the applicant (for individual: last name, first name), the serial number (using the hyphen and comma in this format: 77-545,528), or the registration number (using commas in this format: 4,181,096).
- If multiple results appear in the "Results" box, click directly on each "Search Term" shown in the box to access all separate listings in the TMOG.
3. I can't find the "binoculars" icon on the Web Browser to search. What should I do?
Not all PDF viewers have a binoculars icon and yours may not. The binoculars are simply a way to access the "find"or "search" feature in your PDF viewer. If you do not see the "binoculars" icon on your web browser, you can try one of the following alternatives:
- right click and see if a "find" option appears in the drop down menu;
- if using a PC, hold down the "Ctrl" button and tap the "F" key on your keyboard to open a "find" menu;
- if using a Mac®, hold down the Apple/Command button and tap the "F" key on your keyboard to open a "find" menu.
When the menu is open, enter a portion, or all, of the literal element of the mark, the name of the applicant (for individual: last name, first name), the serial number (using hyphens and commas in this format: 77-545,528), or the registration number (using commas in this format: 4,181,096) into the search box. You can also try opening the page with a different web browser.
4. What version of Adobe Reader must I use?
The best version of Adobe Reader to use is a recent version that Adobe supports. Â The current PDF files are backward compatible to version 5, but using a currently supported version is strongly advised since Adobe will not supply security patches for older, unsupported versions of reader and that leaves the user vulnerable to attacks against the PDF viewer.
5. The PDF will not open. What should I do?
We recommend downloading the PDF file directly to your local hard drive to circumvent any configuration issues between the browser and the PDF reader add-on/plug-in. Most browsers do not natively support PDF files and require either an Adobe PDF viewer or a third-party PDF viewer to display a PDF file. After saving to a disk or your desktop, you should be able to view the file by clicking on it. If so, then this suggests the problem is the browser, the plug-in/add-on (different names for the same thing), or a configuration issue between the browser and the plug-in/add-on viewer.
6. Can I print a single page from the TMOG?
Yes. Choose "File" and then "Print" from the menu options and change the settings to print a single page.
7. How do I save the TMOG to my desktop?
You can download a file and save it to your desktop. To download a file, right-click on the link, select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As...," select the directory, then "Save."