Trademark Identification (Goods and Services) Manual Suggestions
The Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual) includes a wide range of entries, and the USPTO frequently updates the ID Manual to add more entries. Nevertheless, at times, the ID Manual may not include identifications or recitations that describe recently developed goods or services.
To enhance the usefulness of the ID Manual, the USPTO will consider suggestions from the public for identifications or recitations to add to the ID Manual. We are particularly interested in descriptions of new technologies (goods or services) for inclusion in the ID Manual.
A party should not suggest an identification or recitation that has been included in an application for registration and was rejected by an Examining Attorney. Please do not submit overly specific descriptions that would not be useful to a variety of applicants. Also, please do not request pre-approval of descriptions before filing or legal advice on crafting acceptable descriptions or other matters.
A party wishing to suggest an addition to the ID Manual should submit the following, via e-mail, to email@example.com:
(1) The name of the party submitting the proposed identification of goods or recitation of services;
(2) An e-mail address for correspondence pertaining to the proposed identification of goods or recitation of services; and
(3) The proposed identification of goods or recitation of services . The proposed identification of goods or recitation of services should be concise and should not exceed twenty-five words ( 25 word limit ). To ensure timely and efficient processing of suggested additions to the ID Manual, e-mail submissions should contain no more than three individual proposals.
After a proposed identification or recitation is received at the USPTO, it will be reviewed by the Administrator for Trademark Identifications, Classification and Practice ("the Administrator").
The Administrator will determine whether to include the identification or recitation in the ID Manual. Additionally, the Administrator may elect to enter a modified version of the proposed identification or recitation in the ID Manual. The Administrator will inform the party that submitted the suggestion whether it is accepted, rejected, or accepted in a modified for, typically within 1-2 business days. The ID Manual is generally updated on a weekly basis.