In your application, you can apply for one of the two types of drawings:
1. A standard character drawing shows a mark in text only (without a design) in no particular font style, size, or color.
Examples of standard character marks:1 NIKE, TARGET, VW.
2. A special form drawing shows a mark with stylization, designs, graphics, logos, or color. These are also called “stylized marks” or “design marks."
Examples of special form marks:2
You can apply for only one mark per application, which means you can have only one drawing. Generally, we will not assign your application a filing date or move it toward registration if your application has two or more drawings of different marks (or one drawing of multiple marks). For more information about the requirement for only one mark, see the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) §807.01.
1 These marks are registered as follows (from left to right): U.S. Registration Nos. 3081688, 5167255, and 2992649.
2 These marks are registered as follows (from left to right): U.S. Registration Nos. 2209815, 5200640, and 3032408.
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