SUSPENSION LETTER COUNTED - NOT MAILED
Status code: 652

SUSPENSION LETTER COUNTED - NOT MAILED
Status code: 652

SUSPENSION LETTER COUNTED - NOT MAILED
Status code: 652

In the course of examining a trademark application, the Examining Attorney may identify issues that preclude registration of your mark. They may be ubstantive (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.

In some cases, the application will be blocked due to likely confusion with a prior-filed, pending application. Because the prior mark is not registered, it is not grounds for refusal of your registration. However, if the prior application does mature into a registration, you will receive an office action refusing registration of your mark on the grounds of likely confusion.

At this point, you can respond and argue that your trademark is not likely to be confused with the other pending application, or you can have your application "suspended" indefinitely until the pending application is either accepted (registered) or rejected. Status Code 650 arises with applications that are already suspended. It means that the examiner has prepared a correspondence to you advising that your application will be suspended, and is preparing to send it to you.

For more information on the Trademark Application Process, visit:

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-process

For more information on possible grounds for rejection, visit:

http://www.uspto.gov/trademark/additional-guidance-and-resources/possible-grounds-refusal-mark