Please enter the serial number of the pending application for which you wish to respond to a Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension. Then, click on the NEXT button, below. NOTE: You must respond to a Suspension Inquiry within six (6) months from the issue/mailing date of the Suspension Inquiry. If the issue/mailing date of the Suspension Inquiry is not known, please access the USPTO website at TSDR System, insert the application serial number, and view the applicable prosecution history event.
Although not required, you may use this form to respond to an actual Letter of Suspension, to present arguments in favor of removal of the application from suspension. The Applicant's election not to present argument during suspension will not affect the applicant's right to present argument later should a refusal, in fact, issue at a later point. If a refusal does issue, the applicant will be afforded six (6) months from the mailing or e-mailing date of that Office action to submit a response. Within this form, you may also enter additional data to satisfy an existing requirement(s) or other matter if appropriate, for example, to amend the listing of goods/services/the nature of the collective membership organization or enter a disclaimer.
NOTE: This form has a session time limit of 60
minutes. A session begins once you create and enter the
form via the
Form Wizard. If you exceed the 60 minute time limit, the
not validate and you must begin the entire process again;
you can extend
the time limit. You are encouraged to have all information
to complete the form available prior to starting your session.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
FOLLOW THE 5 STEPS TO ACCESS THE RESPONSE FORM:
STEP 1: CHECK STATUS. |
To use this form, the "Current Status" of your application must be either
"An Office action suspending further action on the application has been
sent (issued) to the applicant" or "A suspension inquiry has been
sent (issued) to the applicant." 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 (usually 48-72 hours after receiving an e-mail notice that a
letter of suspension or suspension inquiry has been sent (issued)).
Otherwise, you will receive an error message when you
click the "Continue" button at Step 5.
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 file 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.