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In reference to patent US D3,003.

How did the name of the trademark designer/patent applicant come to be indexed as J. H. Gaknhart, since in the text of the trademark application it is clear his surname was Garnhart?

marked as duplicate by Matthew Haugen Jul 17 '15 at 4:14

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  • Hello, welcome to Ask Patents! Google Patents uses image recognition (OCR) to understand patent text. Especially on older patents, where text was less formalized, it sometimes makes mistakes like this. I've linked above to the steps for correcting errors on Google Patents. – Matthew Haugen Jul 17 '15 at 4:15
  • I'd like to reopen this question because it provides an instructive example for search. It is true that this was due to an OCR error, but I don't believe it qualifies as a duplicate. – vallismortis Jul 19 '15 at 2:34