Trademark Application Abandoned - Office Action Response Not Filed or Filed Late
U.S. Federal Trademark Application Has Been Abandoned for Failure to Respond to an Office Action
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If you received this notice, your trademark has gone abandoned for failing to timely file an 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 Failure to Respond to Office Action
Abandoned means that the application is no longer pending and, thus, cannot mature into registration. During the pendency of an application, an examining attorney will issue an Office action letter to the correspondence address of record. A response to that letter must be received in the USPTO within six (6) months from the mailing date of that letter. If the Office does not receive a response within this period, the application is declared abandoned. The Office will then mail a notice of abandonment to the applicant or the applicant's attorney.
If the applicant's delay in responding to the Office action was unintentional, the applicant may submit a Petition to Revive.
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.
The petition to revive can be filed here: http://teas.uspto.gov/poa