37 CFR 2.21 - Requirements for receiving a filing date.

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§ 2.21 Requirements for receiving a filing date.

(a) The Office will grant a filing date to an application under section 1 or section 44 of the Act that is in the English language and contains all of the following:

(1) The name of the applicant;

(2) A name and address for correspondence;

(3) A clear drawing of the mark;

(4) A listing of the goods or services; and

(5) The filing fee for at least one class of goods or services, required by § 2.6.

(b) If the applicant does not submit all the elements required in paragraph (a) of this section, the Office will deny a filing date and issue a notice explaining why the filing date was denied.

[ 64 FR 48918, Sept. 8, 1999, as amended at 68 FR 55762, Sept. 26, 2003; 73 FR 67767, Nov. 17, 2008]

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