Sec. 2.21. Requirements for receiving a filing date.

  1. (a) The Office will grant a filing date to an application under section 1 or section 44 of the Act that is in the English language and contains all of the following:
    1. (1) The name of the applicant;
    2. (2) A name and address for correspondence;
    3. (3) A clear drawing of the mark;
    4. (4) A listing of the goods or services; and
    5. (5) The filing fee for at least one class of goods or services, required by 2.6.
  2. (b) If the applicant does not submit all the elements required in paragraph (a) of this section, the Office will deny a filing date and issue a notice explaining why the filing date was denied.