The filing date is the date in which an application for federal trademark registration is accepted into the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The filing date can be especially significant for intent-to-use applications since that date becomes the priority date once the Statement of Use is accepted by the USPTO. In order to obtain a filing date, a trademark application must include: the name of the applicant, the name and address where communications can be directed, the drawing page, an identification of goods and services, a claim of bona fide intent to use the mark in commerce, or a date of first use together with at least one specimen of the mark as used, a verification signed by the applicant, and the filing fee for at least one class of goods or services.