Deadline extended for reviewing examination guide

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Submit your feedback for the Incapable Informational Matter Exam Guide

On January 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.   

Please 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.