September 2015 Enhancements to the Beta version of the Trademarks Next Generation ID Manual

The USPTO is pleased to announce the deployment of Version 2.1 of the Next Generation Trademark Manual of Identification and Classification of Goods and Services (IDM-NG) available at

Customer input and feedback was heard and several of the updated functionalities are a direct result of requests made by customers.

The IDM-NG search system and results display have been updated to include the following features:

  • Selection of “Advanced Search” modes, including “Exact,” “Prefix,” “Proximity,” “Suffix,” and “Classic” mode in which users can enter the same search syntax used in the legacy ID Manual BRS search system;
  • Printing of results table – use the printer icon on the top left of results page to generate a copy of ID Manual Search Results with search terms, date, Nice Classification Version and the URL ;
  • Search engine returns similar results to search term based on algorithm and alternate results when search term is not found;
  • Updated “Searching the ID Manual” and “Guidance for Users” help files located under the white “i” information icon.

Please continue to send comments to with the subject “TMNG IDM Feedback.”