Apply for one of the two types of drawings in your application:
1. A standard character drawing shows a trademark in text only (without a design) in no particular font style, size, or color.
Examples of standard character trademarks:1 NIKE, TARGET, VW.
2. A special form drawing shows a trademark with stylization, designs, graphics, logos, or color. These are also called “stylized trademarks” or “design trademarks."
Examples of special form trademarks:2
Apply for only one trademark per application, and include 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 trademarks (or one drawing of multiple trademarks). For more information about the requirement for only one trademark, see the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) §807.01.
1 These are registered as follows (from left to right): U.S. Registration Nos. 3081688, 5167255, and 2992649.
2 These are registered as follows (from left to right): U.S. Registration Nos. 2209815, 5200640, and 3032408.
DISCLAIMER: References to particular trademarks, service marks, products, services, companies, or organizations appearing on this page are for illustrative and educational purposes only and do not constitute or imply endorsement by the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or any other federal agency.