37 CFR 1.153 (pre‑AIA): 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 (pre‑AIA)    Title, description and claim, oath or declaration.

[Editor Note: Para. (b) below is not applicable to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after Sept. 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 oath or declaration required of the applicant must comply with § 1.63.
[24 FR 10332, Dec. 22, 1959; 29 FR 18503, Dec. 29, 1964; para. (b), 48 FR 2712, Jan. 20, 1983, effective Feb. 27, 1983]
[*See § 1.153 for more information and for para. (b) applicable to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after Sept. 16, 2012]