Sec. 2.126. Form of submissions to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

  1. (a) Submissions may be made to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on paper where Board practice or the rules in this part permit. A paper submission, including exhibits and depositions, must meet the following requirements:
    1. (1) A paper submission must be printed in at least 11-point type and double-spaced, with text on one side only of each sheet;
    2. (2) A paper submission must be 8 to 8.5 inches (20.3 to 21.6 cm.) wide and 11 to 11.69 inches (27.9 to 29.7 cm.) long, and contain no tabs or other such devices extending beyond the edges of the paper;
    3. (3) If a paper submission contains dividers, the dividers must not have any extruding tabs or other devices, and must be on the same size and weight paper as the submission;
    4. (4) A paper submission must not be stapled or bound;
    5. (5) All pages of a paper submission must be numbered and exhibits shall be identified in the manner prescribed in 2.123(g)(2);
    6. (6) Exhibits pertaining to a paper submission must be filed on paper and comply with the requirements for a paper submission.
  2. (b) Submissions may be made to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board electronically via the Internet where the rules in this part or Board practice permit, according to the parameters established by the Board and published on the Web site of the Office. Text in an electronic submission must be in at least 11-point type and double-spaced. Exhibits pertaining to an electronic submission must be made electronically as an attachment to the submission.
  3. (c) To be handled as confidential, submissions to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that are confidential in whole or part pursuant to 2.125(e) must be submitted under a separate cover. Both the submission and its cover must be marked confidential and must identify the case number and the parties. A copy of the submission with the confidential portions redacted must be submitted.