Trademark Application Refused: Ex Parte Appeal Pending
U.S. Federal Trademark Application Refused - Ex Parte Appeal Pending
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You filed a federal trademark application. The application may have been refused once, or you may have responded to more than one office action, but ultimately, the USPTO has issued a refusal to register your mark, and you appealed.
Your trademark application was refused in a final office action. You appealed the decision of the Examining Attorney to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). The TTAB now has jurisdiction over your application. Appeal dates are not monitored by our system, and you will need to calendar your appeal dates.
Typically, an attorney should be retained in order to properly respond to your appeal. While the USPTO generally accepts informal documents prior to appeal, the TTAB generally follows the guidelines for federal court litigation, and this requires more formality than was required at the earlier office-action stages of the trademark prosecution process.
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To learn more about the procedures for appeal, you can review this section of the TBMP: