Patent Terms Glossary
Data reference model - also known as a "data and information reference model" - describes the data and information that support program and line operations.
Trademark Electronic Application System - USPTO's electronic filing system. It may be used to file a variety of documents with the USPTO, including new trademark applications, amendments to allege use.
Comprise words that are in common linguistic use but, when used to identify particular goods or services, do not suggest or describe a significant ingredient.
Change Of Name
Sometimes, owners of trademark applications and registrations change their names, even though the actual ownership of the application or registration has not been transferred.
Classification of Goods and Services
Goods and services are classified by an international system, according to international treaties to which the United States is a signatory.
International Preliminary Examining Authority - either a national Office or an intergovernmental organization whose tasks include the establishment of examination reports on inventions.
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