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Q12.How can an applicant respond to a rejection on the grounds that an overly broad range of goods or services in one class?

Q12.How can an applicant respond to a rejection on the grounds that an overly broad range of goods or services in one class?

A12.There are three measures:

(1) The applicant can establish that they are carrying out the business connected with the designated goods or services using material evidence and arguments.
(2) The applicant can delete some goods or services, and argue that they have a bona fide intent to use the mark in connection with the remaining goods and services. As a general rule of thumb, JPO Examiners generally appear willing to basically allow marks designating no more than seven less similarity codes (not items)per class.
(3) The applicant can submit documentary evidence establishing that they have bona fide plans to use the mark in connection with all of the designated goods and services.