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 667 arises after the Examining Attorney refuses your mark and you respond. It indicates that after considering your response, the Examining Attorney has prepared a correspondence to formally withdraw the grounds for refusing registration of your mark. For more information on the specific issues needed to be addressed, see the correspondence you received from the USPTO. For more information on the Trademark Application Process in general, visit:
For more information on possible grounds for rejection, visit: