Monday, May 18, 2020

New trademarks examination guide on cheeses and processed meats

The USPTO has issued a new examination guide titled “Marks Including Geographic Wording that Does Not Indicate Geographic Origin of Cheeses and Processed Meats.” The guide sets out procedures for examining applications for cheeses and processed meats in which the mark includes geographic wording that does not indicate geographic origin, but otherwise may be a generic designation for such goods.
The guide can be found on the Trademark examination guides page of the USPTO website. For questions about the guide, email