The USPTO is pleased to announce the public debut of the Trademarks Next Generation Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (IDM-NG). Launched in a “beta” format, the IDM-NG features basic and advanced searching options, results returned in a sortable table, and relevance ranking of entries that correlate to the search criteria. The TMNG-IDM is best viewed in Microsoft® Internet Explorer® Version 9 and higher, but is also accessible in Google® Chrome® browser version 32. Display resolution settings above 900px are recommended for optimal viewing of the search window and results table.
Available in tandem with the long-established “legacy” ID Manual, both systems will continue to be maintained and contain synchronized data. The USPTO encourages users to compare and contrast the two systems and provide feedback and suggestions.
Your input will shape the next phase of evolution in Trademarks Next Generation. Please send your feedback to TMFeedback@uspto.gov with the subject “TMNG IDM Feedback.”