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.
In some cases, the applicant does not receive the Office Action due to an issue at the USPTO. If that occurs, you can file a Request for Reinstatement, providing clear evidence of the USPTO error. While there is a filing fee, it is refunded if your mark is granted reinstatement. Status Code 672 is triggered after a Request for Reinstatement is filed and granted. For more information on what you need to do to proceed with your application, see the notice 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:
For Petition Forms, including the Request for Reinstatement, visit: