13 Specimen Mark Specimen 7 US Registration No 3803593 Services Retirement

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(7) U.S. Registration No. 3803593 Services: “Retirement communities in Texas, development of retirement communities in Texas, and retirement homes in Texas” Certification Statement: “The certification mark, as used or intended to be used by persons authorized by the certifier, certifies that the services provided originate in the State of Texas, and meet community, tax, housing, safety, employment, healthcare, public transportation, educational, leisure, and recreational standards as set by the certifier.” 14 Mark Specimen
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(8) U.S. Registration No. 1632726 Goods: Tea Certification Statement: “The certification mark, as used by persons authorized by certifier, certifies that a blend of tea contains at least sixty percent (60%) tea originating in the Darjeeling region of India, and that the blend meets other specifications established by the certifier.” See Part II.B.1 regarding the preferred form and content of the certification statement under current practice. (9) U.S. Registration No. 1709019 Mark: VIDALIA (typed drawing) Goods: Fresh onions Certification Statement: “The certification mark is intended to be used by persons authorized by certifier, and will certify that the goods in connection with which it is used are yellow Granex type onions and are grown by authorized growers within the Vidalia onion production area in Georgia as defined in the Georgia Vidalia onion act of 1986.” 15 Mark Specimen Specimen
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1 See 15 U.S.C. §1127; Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) §§1306.01-1306.01(b), 1306.05 (Apr. 2014). Geographic certification marks may also be referred to as “marks indicating regional origin” or “indications of regional origin,” reflecting the terminology used in 15 U.S.C. §1054. 2 See TMEP §§1306.01-1306.01(b). 3 Id. §§1306.01(a), 1306.04. 4 Id. §1306.01(b). 5 See id. 6 Id. §1306.02. 7 U.S. Registration No. 0571798 (Principal Register, Mar. 10, 1953). 8 U.S. Registration No. 2685923 (Principal Register, Feb. 11, 2003). 9 U.S. Registration No. 1160492 (Principal Register, July 7, 1981). 10 TMEP §1306.02. 11 Id. 12 U.S. Registration No. 3968792 (Principal Register, May 11, 2011). The full certification statement reads as follows: “The certification mark, as intended to be used by persons authorized by the certifier, is intended to certify that the goods provided originate in a number of municipalities in the Provinces of Ancona, Macerata and Ascoli Piceno in Italy, and that the preparation, production, and/or processing of the goods take place in the area identified in the standard of record.” Id. 13 For §66(a) applications indicating that the mark is a “Collective, Certificate or Guarantee Mark,” the examining attorney must require applicant to clarify for the record the type of mark for which it seeks protection. TMEP §1904.02(d). In addition, the examining attorney must require the applicant to comply with the requirements for the specified type of mark. Id. 14 See TMEP §§1306.09-1306.09(b). 15 See 37 C.F.R. §2.61(b). 16 If a qualified practitioner represents the applicant, the examining attorney must address any inquiry to the practitioner. See 37 C.F.R. §2.18(a)(7); TMEP §601.02. Any clarification regarding the certification statement that is received by informal communication should be recorded in a Note to the File.
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