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The United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) "abandons" a trademark application whenever the USPTO does not receive a timely-filed response to an examining attorney's office action. "Abandoned" means that the application is no longer pending, and, therefore, cannot mature into a registration. You may file a petition to revive an abandoned application and request that the USPTO return the application to active ("pending") status only if the applicant's delay in responding to the office action was unintentional. NOTE: Do not use this form if your application has been abandoned due to the submission of an incomplete response. You must file a petition to the Director to reverse the holding, under 37 C.F.R. §2.146 (no electronic form exists for this purpose).
You must file the petition to revive no later than two (2) months from the mailing date of the notice of abandonment. Otherwise, the petition will be untimely, and the application will remain abandoned. You may file a new application through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). If you never received the notice of abandonment, the petition must be filed within two (2) months of actual knowledge of the abandonment, and you must have been diligent in checking the status of the application every six (6) months.
If you never received the notice of abandonment and you can establish that you were diligent in checking the status of the application every six (6) months, contact the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks for further information on filing the petition by mail. WARNING: You must maintain an accurate correspondence address with the USPTO. All changes must be made in writing, or through the electronic Change of Correspondence Address Form.
FOLLOW THE 4 STEPS TO ACCESS THE PETITION OR PETITION WITH RESPONSE FORM:
STEP 1: CHECK STATUS. |
To use this form, the "Current Status" of your application must be "Abandonment - Failure To
Respond Or Late Response." Click here to confirm the status before proceeding. If the
application is not in the correct status, you must wait until the status is updated.
Otherwise, you will receive an error message when you click the "Continue" button at Step 4.
ENTER APPLICATION SERIAL NUMBER BELOW OR ACCESS PREVIOUSLY FILLED-OUT/SAVED FORM.
NOTE: This button should not be used to attempt to upload or
attach any other file, for example, a specimen image or a foreign registration
certificate. For these or any other types of attachments, after
answering "Yes" to the appropriate wizard question(s), you
can then attach the file within the specific part of the form
relating to that issue.
STEP 3: ANSWER ALL WIZARD QUESTIONS.
You must answer all wizard questions appearing directly below, now currently
set on "Yes" as a default (unless you are accessing a
previously filled-out/saved form, then see STEP 2, above). At
least one answer must be "Yes" or your response will be completely
blank. You should review the Office action and then answer "Yes" to
any question that directly relates to a requirement and/or refusal raised in the
Office action. You must respond explicitly to each refusal and/or
requirement; that is, if the examining attorney requires specific
wording, you must enter that wording in the proper place in the form.
1. Did you receive the
Original Office Action?
To submit a response to the Office Action with your Petition to Revive, please
answer the additional questions below, to create a response form showing sections relevant to you.
Then, click on the Continue button.
NOTE: If the answer to Question #1 is "Yes," a response that addresses each issue raised in
the Office Action must accompany this petition. Once the petition is granted, the application will be revived
and the assigned examining attorney will consider the response to determine if it meets all outstanding requirements.
NOTE: If the answer to Question #1 is "No" and you are filing the petition but not submitting
the response at this time, skip directly to the Continue button at the bottom of this page. The Office action will be
re-mailed to you, and you will have a new six (6) month period in which to respond.
NOTE: If the Office Action was a Final Refusal , the only
proper response is an appeal or a response that fully complies with all outstanding requirements
(or a petition, if permitted under 37 C.F.R. §2.63(b)(2)
. Therefore, you should also file separately a Notice of Appeal with the
Trademark Trial and
If filing a Notice of Appeal, you should respond to the Office Action by stating that an appeal is being
filed. This should be stated in the area of the response form designated for presenting arguments related to
a substantive refusal. If you do not file the appeal on the same day as the petition, you may not file an appeal
later. For further information, see
TMEP §715 et seq.
NOTE: If you did NOT receive the original office action, please check whether all of
your correspondence information is correct in the
If it is incorrect, you must submit a change in writing, or through the electronic
Change of Correspondence Address Form.
A RESPONSE WITH ONLY YOUR SIGNATURE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Merely
response with a signature and no other information, or authorizing the examining
attorney to make any necessary changes to the application without specifying the
exact changes, is not a proper response
to the Office action (except if the only
issue raised was that the original filing was unsigned, improperly signed, or
lacked the required declaration language).
STEP 4: ACCESS ACTUAL PETITION OR PETITION WITH RESPONSE FORM.
Click on the "Continue" button below to access the petition or petition with response form for entering