USPTO Issues New Exam Guide for Generic Top-Level Domain Marks

On October 28, 2020, the USPTO released Examination Guide 3-20 providing the recommended procedure for examining trademark applications for registration that involve terms with generic top-level domains (gTLDs), such as .com and .biz (generic.com terms). This Guide has been published following the recent US Supreme Court's June decision in USPTO v. Booking.com B.V. (140 S. Ct. 2298 (2020).


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