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Posted on: Nov 16, 2020

From the USPTO:

The USPTO has issued an update to the trademark examination guide titled “Examination of Specimens for Use in Commerce: Digitally Created/Altered or Mockup Specimens.” The updated guide addresses examination guidelines regarding digitally created or altered and mockup specimens. In particular, the updated guide revises the procedures for requests for information about the use in commerce of such specimens.

The guide can be found on the Trademark examination guides page of the USPTO website. For questions about the guide, email

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