MPEP 608.01(v) should be edited to address trade dress, particularly as manifested in design patent applications.
608.01(v) Trademarks and Names Used in Trade
MPEP 608.01(v) addresses trademarks that appear in applications, but neglects to address service marks, certification marks, and collective marks. Moreover, rather than addressing trademarks broadly, as in "marks", it limits its discussion to "a word, letter, symbol, or device adopted by one manufacturer or merchant and used to identify and distinguish his or her product from those of others. It is a proprietary word, ...more »