What is a Proof of Use?

If the trademark holder of the registered trademark opts in for the Sunrise service, the Proof of Use submitted by the Trademark Agent or Holder will be verified. When examining the sample of Proof of Use submitted by the Trademark Agent or Holder, it will be verified that the sample submitted communicates to a consumer to distinguish the product or services of one from those of another.

Accordingly, examples of acceptable evidence would include items from either of the following categories:

1. Labels, tags, or containers from a product.

2. Advertising and marketing materials (including brochures, pamphlets, catalogs, product manuals, displays or signage, press releases, screenshots, or social media marketing materials).

An uploaded and verified Proof Of Use is valid for 5 years and can be uploaded in 2 separate files, the actual sample of Proof of Use and a signed declaration of Proof of Use.



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TMCH Services

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