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Request for Reconsideration after Final Action
TEAS - Version 5.1.2 : 10/19/2013

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NOTE: Use this form only to file a Request for Reconsideration after issuance of a final Office action and before the deadline for filing an appeal. The filing of a Request for Reconsideration does not extend the time for filing an appeal or other proper response to the final action. 37 C.F.R. §2.64(b). A Notice of Appeal is a different form that you must file separately to preserve your right to appeal the final refusal, if appropriate. See http://estta.uspto.gov. If you file a Notice of Appeal concurrently with a Request for Reconsideration, your application will be referred to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) for processing of the appeal. The TTAB will (1) acknowledge the appeal; (2) suspend further proceedings with respect to the appeal (including the applicant’s time to file an appeal brief; and (3) remand the application to the examining attorney for review of the Request for Reconsideration. TMEP §715.04; TBMP §1204.

Also, do NOT use this form to respond to any actions mailed after the mark is published and/or registered, because the Intent-to-Use (ITU) and Post-Registration units issue those actions, respectively. To access forms for filing a Statement of Use/Amendment to Allege Use and/or Request for Extension of Time to File a Statement of Use, click here. A form for responding to Post Registration office actions will be developed in the future.

FOLLOW THE 4 STEPS TO ACCESS THE RESPONSE FORM:

STEP 1: CHECK STATUS.
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