25, 2017 we invited you to give us your feedback on the incapable
informational matter exam guide using the web-based collaboration tool,
IdeaScale. The deadline to submit feedback on the
examination guide has been
extended to March 15, 2017.
see our updated How to Use IdeaScale page
for more information on:
- What IdeaScale is
- How to register for an account
- What kind of feedback you should submit
- How to submit comments
- How to get help using IdeaScale
The set of wording held as merely informational by case law is growing.
Marks that include this wording must be refused because they do not identify
the source of the goods or services. Each section of this guide discusses a
common category of informational matter and covers case law, analysis and
possible response options. This guidance is intended to promote consistency by
clarifying examination policies and procedures.