All applications for trademark are required to be accompanied by a separate drawing page, even if the mark being registered is strictly text, which is refered to as Standard Character Drawing.  

Requirements for Standard Character Drawings

An applicant may submit a standard character drawing if:

  • All letters and words in the mark are depicted in Latin characters;
  • All numerals in the mark are depicted in Roman or Arabic numerals;
  • The mark includes only common punctuation or diacritical marks; and
  • The mark does not include a design element.

Submissions that are not standard character drawings are deemed "special form drawings." A special form drawing contains a design element, color, a claim to a particular style or size of lettering, or other distinctive elements. Prior to the 2003 amendments for submitting the drawing page, Standard Character Drawings had to be in all-caps and the drawing page had to include line stippling that defined a particular color.