Representation of Mark Law and Legal Definition

Representation of trademark is a clear depiction of the mark an applicant seeks to register. Every application should include a representation of the mark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) uses representations of marks to file marks in the USPTO search records and to print marks in the Official Gazette and on registration certificates.

Regarding Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) applications, if the mark is in standard character form, a separate page depicting the mark is not required. However, if the mark is special form, when it includes a design or stylized lettering, the applicant should attach a digitized image of the mark to the electronic submission.