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WIKIMEDIA COMMONSser. no. 85/634,403 (filed May 24, 2012). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed {{{access-date}}}.

This template is used to generate a link to a registered U.S. trademark, or to an application to register a U.S. trademark, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Status & Document Retrieval (TSDR) system.

Usage[edit]

{{TSDR
 | mark=
 | application-number=
 | application-date=
 | registration-number=
 | registration-date=
 | access-date=
 | bold=
 }}

TSDR the following parameters. Where a parameter corresponds to a field used on a TSDR page, that field is noted.

  • mark identifies the trademark whose TSDR page is being cited. Specify it exactly as you would like it to appear. By convention, word marks (text-only trademarks) are usually designated in UPPER CASE. For non-word marks, a description of the mark may be used; in this case, specify bold=no. If omitted (not encouraged), the text "U.S. trademark" (non-bold, with no trailing comma) is used instead. TSDR field: Mark.
  • application-number: eight-digit application serial number as assigned by the PTO. Do not use punctuation. This parameter must be specified if the mark is not registered. TSDR field: US Serial Number.
  • application-date: application date. TSDR field: Application Filing Date.
  • registration-number: registration number as assigned by the PTO (as of 2017, up to 7 digits). Do not use punctuation. This parameter should be specified unless the mark is not registered. TSDR field: US Registration Number.
  • registration-date: registration date. TSDR field: Registration Date.
  • access-date: date on which the specified TSDR content was accessed.
  • bold: specify bold=no to suppress bolding the trademark. This is typically used for non-word marks where the mark parameter specifies a description of the mark, rather than the mark itself. See example no. 4, below.

Either application-number or registration-number must be specified. When either is specified, its corresponding date parameter application-date or registration-date must also be specified.

If the mark is registered, registration-number should be specified to avoid giving the impression that the mark is not registered. Specifying both registration-number and application-number is encouraged.

Examples[edit]

1. All parameters specified
{{TSDR | mark=WIKIPEDIA | application-number=86221599 | application-date=March 14, 2014 | registration-number=4853585 | registration-date=November 17, 2015 | access-date= April 26, 2017 }} }}

produces:

WIKIPEDIAser. no. 86/221,599 (filed March 14, 2014), reg. no. 4,853,585 (registered November 17, 2015). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed April 26, 2017.
2. Registration number omitted (an unregistered mark)
{{TSDR | mark=WIKIMEDIA COMMONS | application-number=85634403 | application-date=May 24, 2012 | access-date= April 26, 2017 }} }}

produces:

WIKIMEDIA COMMONSser. no. 85/634,403 (filed May 24, 2012). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed April 26, 2017.
3. Application serial number omitted (discouraged)
{{TSDR | mark=WIKIPEDIA | registration-number=4853585 | registration-date=November 17, 2015 | access-date= April 26, 2017 }} }}

produces:

WIKIPEDIA, reg. no. 4,853,585 (registered November 17, 2015). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed April 26, 2017.

4. Non-word mark; description specified
{{TSDR | mark=Wikipedia jigsaw globe | bold=no | application-number=86183546 | application-date=February 4, 2014 | registration-number=4710546 | registration-date=March 31, 2015 | access-date= April 26, 2017 }} }}

produces:

Wikipedia jigsaw globe logoser. no. 86/183,546 (filed February 4, 2014), reg. no. 4,710,546 (registered March 31, 2015). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed April 26, 2017.
5. Non-word mark; description omitted (discouraged)
{{TSDR | application-number=86183546 | application-date=February 4, 2014 | registration-number=4710546 | registration-date=March 31, 2015 | access-date= April 26, 2017 }} }}

produces:

U.S. trademark ser. no. 86/183,546 (filed February 4, 2014), reg. no. 4,710,546 (registered March 31, 2015). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed April 26, 2017.

Bugs[edit]

  • A cosmetic formatting error (an extra space inserted prior to a comma) occurs when the mark parameter and the application-number parameter are both omitted. Omitting either one of these parameters is discouraged, and omitting both doubly so; and correcting this will significantly add to complexity to the template code, so this will not be fixed. The recommendation to avoid this is to specify one (or, better, both) of the missing parameters. Alternatively, specifying |mark=U.S. trademark |bold=no will produce nearly equivalent but more acceptable output.
Without workaround (keep while testing)

U.S. trademark , reg. no. 4,710,546 (registered March 31, 2015). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed April 26, 2017.

With workaround (keep while testing)

U.S. trademark, reg. no. 4,710,546 (registered March 31, 2015). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Status & Document Retrieval system. Accessed April 26, 2017.