Certificates for registration of marks to be reformatted
To streamline the issuance of registration certificates, and for purposes of cost containment, modernization and efficiency, the USPTO will be reformatting the certificates of registration for marks registered both on the principal register and the supplemental register. Specifically, (1) the certificates will be printed on standard-size 8½ by 11-inch paper, rather than the custom-size paper on which they are currently printed; (2) the folder that is part of the current certificate will be eliminated; (3) the signature of the Director and the seal of the Office, which currently appear on the folder, will appear on the first page of the reformatted certificate; and (4) registration maintenance information, which currently appears on the folder, will appear on the final page of the reformatted certificate. The Office intends to begin issuing the reformatted certificates in September 2009. In advance of the change, the Office will post on its Web site an example of the reformatted certificate in August 2009. Any questions or comments regarding this change may be sent to [email protected]. For additional information, please see the July 16, Federal Register Notice about the new certificate
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