Joint applicants are more than one person or company applying together for registration of a mark. In the U.S., joint applicants can qualify under the trademark law. This is usually practiced where the mark is used in a business in which two parties are actively involved. In appropriate circumstances, an application by joint applicants is acceptable. However, the examining attorney should scrutinize the application by further inquiry to be satisfied. The examining attorney should carefully examine that the mark and the business in which it is used are owned by separate parties jointly and cannot be identified correctly in any other way. The examining attorney should confirm that the parties have not been incorrectly labeled as joint owners when actually they are members of a partnership or a joint venture or are part of some other type of business entity in whose name application should be made. However, such inquiry is only necessary when the application does not clearly identify the applicants as joint applicants. All relevant information of all the applicants should be provided in the application. The application by joint applicants should be signed by each of the applicants because they are individual parties and not a single entity.