Trademark Application Refused - Continuing Final Refusal
U.S. Federal Trademark Application Refused, Issued Final Refusal, Final Refusal Continued after Response from Applicant
ACTION CONTINUING FINAL; final office action; final trademark refusal; refusal to register a trademark; continued final refusal; trademark application; federal trademark application; federal trademark registration
WARNING: If you have received a continuing final office action refusing registration, this is a refusal that does not extend any new dates for your reply.
You filed a trademark application. The application was refused in a non-final office action. You responded. The USPTO examiner refused again in a final office action. You requested reconsideration or made additional arguments.
The Examining Attorney reconsidered and has continued the final refusal.
You have six (6) months from the date of the emailing of the original final refusal before you must appeal. If you have not already passed this date, you may file a notice of appeal. A notice of appeal is easy: you file a notice and pay a fee. But, then you will have to file an appeal brief, making legal arguments for why the Examiner was wrong about the grounds for refusal to register your mark.
If the date has passed to file an appeal, then your trademark application will go abandoned in due course. You may petition to revive the application, but revivals are not generally granted for this type of abandonment.