MARK TRADEMAN, TMIN NEWS ANCHOR:
Like most applicants, you’re probably wondering, “What in the world is a specimen?” The easiest way to think about it is this: a specimen shows how you actually use the mark in commerce in connection with your goods and services.
For example, if you have applied for goods, you’ll want to submit a picture of the mark on a label or hang-tag that is attached to the goods. Packaging that shows the mark is also acceptable.
By way of illustration, let’s say your goods are “t-shirts.” You could submit a digital photograph of the mark appearing on a hang tag. You could also submit a digital photograph showing a close up of the mark appearing on the t-shirt label. Continue reading What is a Trademark Specimen Acceptable to the USPTO »