Identification of Goods and Services Law and Legal Definition

Identification of Goods and Services is a written statement of the goods and services included in an application. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) separates goods and services into various classes, which are governed by international treaties. Every application must include an identification of goods and services. If the applicant fails to list any recognizable goods or services, the USPTO will return the application and refund the fee. When specifying the goods and services, applicants should use clear, concise terms, denoting the common commercial names and language that the general public easily understands. This is because a mark can only be registered for specific goods and services. The goods and services listed will establish the scope of the applicant's rights in the relevant mark.