DMM Revision: U.S. Postal Service Registered Trademarks

Effective October 7, 2013, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 608.7, which will update the Postal Service registered trademarks used throughout the DMM.

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)

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600 Basic Standards for All Mailing Services

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608 Postal Information and Resources

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7.0 Trademarks and Copyrights of the USPS

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7.1 Use of USPS Trademarks

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USPS trademarks must be used in the form listed in this section. Proper use of any USPS trademarks may require capitalizing the initial letters, or all the letters of the acronym, to distinguish them from terms not used as trademarks. Words and phrases that are registered trademarks may also use the registration symbol ®; words and phrases that are not registered but are still USPS trademarks may use the TM symbol. If the registration or TM symbol is not used, a reference should be placed at the beginning or end of the document, indicating the marks that are used in the publication with the following notation preceding the marks: “The following marks are among the many marks belonging to the U.S. Postal Service and are not an exhaustive list”. Registered USPS marks include, but are not limited to:



Parcel Post

Air Mail

Parcel Select

Business Reply Mail

Parcel Select Lightweight

Certified Mail

PC Postage



Click-N-Ship for Business

Pickup on Demand

Commercial Base

Postal Explorer

Commercial Plus

Premium Forwarding Service

Critical Mail

Priority Mail


Priority Mail Flat Rate


Priority Mail International

EDDM Retail

Priority Mail Open and Distribute


Priority Mail Regional Rate


Priority Mail Regional Rate Box


Priority Mail Returns

Express Mail

Return to Sender

Express Mail International



Stamps by Mail


Stamps to Go

First-Class Mail

Standard Mail

First-Class Mail International

U.S. Postage Paid

First-Class Package

The Postal Service


The Postal Store

Global Express Guaranteed

U.S. Postal Service


United States Postal Service



IMb Tracing

USPS Delivery Confirmation


USPS Electronic Postmark

Intelligent Mail

USPS ePacket

International Surface Air Lift

USPS Package Intercept


USPS Returns


USPS Web Tools

Market Mail

Media Mail




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7.2 Common Law Marks or USPS Marks with Pending Trademark Applications

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The following is a list of Common Law Marks or USPS marks with pending trademark applications that appear throughout the DMM. The TM may be used after these marks and the same trademark rules apply whenever these services or terms appear in the DMM (Note: this list changes frequently and some of these marks may become registered and will require the ®):



Priority Mail 2-Day

Carrier Pickup

Priority Mail 3 Day Delivery


Priority Mail 3 Day Delivery Guaranteed

CASS Certified

Priority Mail 3-Day

Courtesy Reply Mail

Priority Mail Express

Delivery Confirmation

Priority Mail Express 1-Day


Priority Mail Express 2-Day


Priority Mail Express 3-Day

First-Class Package International Service

Priority Mail Express DPO

First-Class Package Service

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box


Priority Mail Express International

International Business Reply

Priority Mail Express Military

International Priority Airmail

Priority Mail Express Offshore


Priority Mail Express Open and Distribute

Open and Distribute

Priority Mail Intl

Parcel Select Regional Ground


P.O. Box

Qualified Business Reply

PO Box

Registered Mail

Post Office

Signature Confirmation

Post Office Box

Standard Post

Postal Service

U.S. Mail

Postmaster General

US Postage Paid


US Postal Service

Priority Mail 1 Day Delivery


Priority Mail 1 Day Delivery Guaranteed

USPS Picture Permit

Priority Mail 1-Day

USPS Tracking

Priority Mail 2 Day Delivery

ZIP Code

Priority Mail 2 Day Delivery Guaranteed


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We will incorporate this revision into the next update of the online DMM, which is available via Postal Explorer® at