What does a product photo have to meet to be accepted as a trademark specimen?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If you are submitting a photo of your product as a trademark specimen, it has to meet the following requirements:

  • The photo has to be legible and prominently feature the mark.
  • The photograph has to be real; it can't be digitally created or altered.
  • The mark shown in the photo has to match the originally filed mark exactly.
  • From the photo, it has to be clear what the product is, and this product has to belong under the trademark class you applied for.

If you want to see concrete examples of acceptable and unacceptable specimens for your industry, visit our Specimen guide.

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