TMEP 904.06: Translation of Matter on Specimens

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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904.06    Translation of Matter on Specimens

If there is matter printed on a specimen that is not in English and that is necessary to permit proper examination, the examining attorney must either include a translation of this matter in the record or require that the applicant submit a translation of this matter. See 37 C.F.R. §2.61(b).  If the examining attorney determines that an English translation is necessary, he or she should limit the requirement in an appropriate manner to avoid placing an unnecessary burden on the applicant.