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United States Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Electronic Application System
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PTO Form 1573 (Rev 05/2006)
OMB No. 0651-0055 (Exp. 07/31/2018)
Declaration of Incontestability of a Mark under Section 15
(15 U.S.C. § 1065)
TEAS - Version 5.10: 07/15/2017
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To claim that a mark registered on the Principal Register is now incontestable, you must file a Section 15 declaration once the mark has been in continuous use in commerce for a period of five (5) years after the date of registration, or date of publication under § 12(c),
the mark is still in use in commerce. (Section 15 does NOT apply to marks on the Supplemental Register). You may file this declaration within one (1) year after the expiration of either any five-year period of continuous use following registration, or any five-year period of continuous use after publication under § 12(c).
You must complete any field preceded by the symbol "
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extend the time limit
. You should always try to have all information required to complete the form prior to starting any session.
Enter a Registration Number
(required only if completing the form for the first time)
WARNING: Be sure you are entering a registration number and NOT a serial number.
using the "Browse/Choose File" button below to access the file from your local drive.
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attempt to use the button below to upload an image file (for example, a specimen). You must use the button that will be presented for that purpose
within the proper section of the actual form
You are filing a
Section 15 declaration of incontestability
. If a
Section 8 affidavit of use
or a combined Section 8 affidavit of use/
Section 9 renewal application
is also due, it is not included here. If necessary, please see the
Declaration of Use of a Mark under Section 8
Combined declaration of use in commerce/application for renewal of registration of mark under Sections 8 & 9
If a Section 8 or combined Section 8 & 9 is due and is not timely filed, your registration will be cancelled
. Please make sure you file
the required forms, and that the owner/holder name identified on the form(s) is correct.
TEAS Form Burden Statement
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