EXTENSION REQUEST REFUSAL - COUNTED
Status code: 724

EXTENSION REQUEST REFUSAL - COUNTED
Status code: 724

EXTENSION REQUEST REFUSAL - COUNTED
Status code: 724

When applying to register a trademark, you must select a "basis" for your application. Typically, your application is either "use based," meaning that you currently use the mark in commerce, or "intent-to-use," meaning that you do not currently use the mark in commerce, but have a good faith intent to do so in the near future. An intent-to-use application will undergo the same examination as a use-based application. The difference is, with an intent-to-use application, you must file a "Statement of Use" after the mark is approved in order for it to mature from an application into a registration.

You must file a Statement of Use within six (6) months of your mark being approved. However, you can file up to five (5) requests to extend the filing period for an additional six (6) months. If Status Code 724 is triggered, it means that you have requested an extension of the deadline to file your Statement of Use, but for whatever reason, your request was denied. See the notice you received from the USPTO for more information on what is needed to proceed.

For more information on the Trademark Application Process in general, visit:

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

For intent to use forms, visit:

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/filing-online/intent-use-itu-forms

For the USPTO's Intent-to-Use Application Timeline, visit:

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/sec1b_timeline.pdf