Geographic Certification Marks

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Geographic Certification Marks

Comment Regarding Section II(G)

The Existence of Numerous Third-Party Registrations Undermines an Applicant’s Claimed Rights in the Applied-For Mark: Finally, with respect to the Draft Exam. Guide’s analysis set forth at Section II(G), p. 8, it is undoubtedly correct that the presence of numerous prior registrations containing the same term claimed to be a geographic designation undermines the validity of the applied-for mark. Such circumstances ...more »


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