USPTO Exam Guide for Geographical Indications Used on Wines and Spirits

Posted by J Matthew Buchanan at May 17, 2006 09:49 PM

The USPTO has made the following Exam Guide available:

Exam Guide 1-06

Geographical Indications Used on Wines and Spirits

Issued May 9, 2006
From the Introduction:
"The purpose of this exam guide is to clarify the circumstances under which an examining attorney must refuse to register a mark for wines or spirits that includes a geographical indication. This exam guide supersedes current TMEP §1210.08 ."
You can view the Guide at the following URL:
Thanks to the Trademark Blog for the pointer.
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