Trademark Application Abandoned - Incomplete Response
U.S. Federal Trademark Application Has Been Abandoned for Failure to Respond to an Office Action Completely
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If you received this notice, your trademark has gone abandoned for filing an incomplete response to an office action. This means that your trademark application was initially refused in an office action from the USPTO. That office action required a response within six (6) months. You may have filed something that you believed was an appropriate response to the office action. But, that was likely deficient as an incomplete response.
You must petition to revive the application within 60 days of the notice of abandonment, or petition to the Director.
Visit: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/abandoned-applications for more information.
Abandoned for Incomplete Response
An applicant may revive an abandoned application when the delay in responding to an Office action was unintentional. This rule does not apply to the unintentional filing of an incomplete response to an examining attorney's Office action.
When an application is deemed abandoned due to submission of an incomplete response, the applicant's recourse is to file a petition under Trademark Rule 2.146. Such petitions can be granted only if a Petitioner demonstrates clear error on the part of the examining attorney in holding the application abandoned. See TMEP Section 1713.
If the applicant's petition is denied, the applicant may re-file the application, pay the required filing fee, and begin the application process again.
NOTE: The application fee is a processing fee. Not all applications result in registrations. The application fee will not be refunded, even if the application abandons.