37 CFR 1.153: Title, description and claim, oath or declaration

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.153    Title, description and claim, oath or declaration.

[Editor Note: Para. (b) below is applicable only to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after September 16, 2012*]

  • (a) The title of the design must designate the particular article. No description, other than a reference to the drawing, is ordinarily required. The claim shall be in formal terms to the ornamental design for the article (specifying name) as shown, or as shown and described. More than one claim is neither required nor permitted.
  • (b) The inventor's oath or declaration must comply with the requirements of § 1.63, or comply with the requirements of § 1.64 for a substitute statement.
[24 FR 10332, Dec. 22, 1959; 29 FR 18503, Dec. 29, 1964; para. (b), 48 FR 2712, Jan. 20, 1983, effective Feb. 27, 1983; para. (b) revised, 77 FR 48776, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]
[*The changes to para. (b) effective Sept. 16, 2012 are applicable only to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after Sept. 16, 2012. See § 1.153 (pre‑AIA) for para. (b) otherwise in effect.]