Trademark examination guides

Examination guides issued after the publication of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) (October 2018), or any issued before publication but not incorporated into the TMEP, are listed below. Generally, examination guides issued before publication of the October 2018 TMEP have been incorporated into the TMEP.

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