If any of the following situations apply to your application, you must provide the relevant additional statements when you file your application.
- Prior registration of the same mark: If you own one or more registrations for the same mark, and the name of the last listed owner of the prior registration is not identical, you must state in your application that you claim ownership of the prior registration, and you must list the U.S. registration number.
- Color claim and description of color: If your mark includes color, you must include a claim that color is a feature of the mark and a statement naming the color and describing where the color appears on the mark.
- Mark is not in standard characters: If your mark includes a design or stylized font, you must include a description of the mark.
- Translation: If the mark in your application includes foreign wording, you must include an English translation.
- Transliteration: If the mark in your application includes non-Latin characters, you must include a transliteration (the phonetic spelling of the pronunciation in corresponding Latin characters) and either an English translation of the transliterated term or a statement that the transliterated term has no meaning in English.
- Consent to registration of name or portrait: If the mark in your application includes a name or portrait that could reasonably be perceived as the name or portrait of a particular living individual, your application must include an identification of the individual and the consent of the individual, or else a statement that the name or portrait does not identify a living individual.
- Concurrent use of the mark by one or more other parties: If the mark in your application is already in use by another party, you must include several statements that meet the requirements of 37 C.F.R. §2.42.
For a complete list of TEAS Plus filing requirements, see TMEP §819.01.