In the course of examining a trademark application, the Examining Attorney may identify issues that preclude registration of your mark. They may be substantive (i.e., there is a fundamental flaw with the trademark you wish to register) or procedural (i.e., there was a problem with your application). Any issues the Examining Attorney identifies will be described in an "Office Action," to which you must respond within six (6) months of receipt.
Status Code 642 arises once a mark has been rejected. It indicates that the USPTO has recorded the grounds for the rejection, as well as the rejection itself. For more information on the Trademark Application Process, visit:
For more information on possible grounds for rejection, visit: