Registration of Stamped or Marked Container
RULE 1000. Rules or registration of Trademarks and Service Marks to apply. – Unless otherwise provided by these Regulations, the registration of container marks shall be the same as that of trademarks and service marks.
RULE 1001. “Stamped or marked container” defined. – “Stamped or marked container” means, any container of goods upon which a mark is impressed or molded which will give a distinctive effect, provided that the mark cannot be deleted or removed from the container. The stamp or mark on the container must be legible and visible for registration.
RULE 1002. No drawing required. – No drawing is required for this registration. In lieu of the drawing, two (2) photographs of the container, duly signed by the applicant or his representative, showing clearly and legibly the mark sought to be registered, shall be submitted. The photographs shall be of the same size as required for trademarks and service marks. No “sight” is required.
RULE 1003. No Labels required; Sample may be required. – If the Examiner so requires, the applicant or his representative shall bring a sample of the container to the Bureau on a date and time specified by the Examiner. The sample shall not be left in the Office and shall be brought by the applicant or his representative with him immediately after the viewing thereof by the Examiner.