Applications based on use or to file an allegation of use, statement of use, use affidavit or renewal application require one (1) specimen (evidence) of the mark as used in commerce for each class of goods/services listed in the application or registration. Proper specimens showing use of the mark is critical and must clearly show that the mark is being used in connection with the goods and/or services specifically identified.
Specimens may be in the nature of:
For goods: labels showing the mark which are placed on or in connection with the goods and/or packaging of the goods; photographs of the mark as it appears on or in connection with the goods and/or packaging of the goods. (Artist renderings, mock up’s, are not acceptable.)
For services: brochures or advertisements showing the mark as used in connection with the services; and/or web pages, or similar marketing materials showing the mark as used in connection with the services. (Business cards, letter head, and the like are not acceptable.)
The specimens should be provided to us in JPG or PDF format with the total file size less than 2MB.