Compliance with Section 30(a) — Training Apparatus

Publication Date: 1999-04-14

The goods "softball and baseball training apparatus" are no longer considered sufficiently specific to meet the requirement of paragraph 30(a) of the Trade-marks Act; that an application for the registration of a trademark contain a statement in ordinary commercial terms of the specific goods or services in association with which the mark has been or is proposed to be used.

Therefore, effective immediately, the Trademarks Office will, for the purposes of paragraph 30(a), require the goods "softball and baseball training apparatus" to be specified in greater detail. By way of example, the following would be considered acceptable: "softball and baseball training apparatus" namely, machines and screens which automatically pitch balls; weighted baseballs and bats; speed guns for recording the velocity of pitches; electronic apparatus namely monitors and cameras for recording and analyzing performance. This requirement applies to applications presently pending as well as those filed in the future.

Date modified: