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Q34. Must the trademark have been used exactly as registered?

Q34. Must the trademark have been used exactly as registered?

A34. Use of a trademark in a form very similar to that registered may be used to establish use. Among the commonly accepted variations are:

– use of different fonts;
- a mark registered in all caps may be used in a combination of capital and lower-case letters;
- use of alternative character sets such as Japanese hiragana and katakana characters or alphabetic characters which are recognized as identical in terms of pronunciation and connotation; or
- use of figures that are considered identical in terms of appearance as those of the registered trademark;

Examples of acceptable variations:

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