As part of its ongoing efforts to improve and maintain the accuracy of the Trademark Register, and combat trademark scams and bot-filed trademark applications, the USPTO has revised examination procedures for reviewing domicile addresses in applications and at post-registration, detailed in a new Examination Guide. We highlight a few of the requirements and changes below.
Under the Lanham Act and §803.05(a) of the TMEP, Applicants must provide the USPTO with the address of their domicile and update the address if it (or the owner of the application/registration) changes. The domicile address to be included is dictated by whether the applicant/registrant is an individual, in which case the address is the principal residence of the individual, or an entity, in which case it is the entity’s principal place of business. Read more