Trademark owners outside the United States often find it useful to file U.S. applications based on priority from an application or registration in their home country, or as an extension of protection from an International Registration under the Madrid Protocol. A recent decision from the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) highlights why trademark owners should consider drafting the description of goods and services in their home country registration to comply with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) practice if they are planning to use that registration as a basis for registration in the U.S.