In this video, we will discuss some examples of acceptable specimens of use for your trademark application.

First, we’ll discuss acceptable specimens for products.

A photograph of the product showing the mark the actual product.

Examples: metal plate on a bag or wallet; barbecue grill.

Packaging of the product showing the mark.

Example: tissue boxes; packaged fruit or vegetables; packaging for a toy.

Signage used in a product display in a store.

Example: Photograph of the physical product display.

Product labels and tags showing the mark.

Example: inside label of a t‐shirt; hang tag on a blouse or pants.

A Internet page showing the product near the mark and together with purchasing information.

Example: a website page shows a photograph of headphones, the mark for the headphones appears above the photograph, the price appears below or next to the photograph, and a shopping cart button or other way to purchase the headphones appears on the page.

If your product is downloadable software, you can prove use by showing copies of the instruction manual and screen printouts from the actual program that shows the mark in the title bar, or launch screens that show the mark in an introductory message box that appears after you open the program. A web page showing the mark in connection with the information sufficient to download the software will also be acceptable.

A specimen for services generally shows the mark used in the sale or advertising of the services. A customer should be able to associate your trademark with your services on the specimen.

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