Trademark Application Suspended - Opposition Extension of Time to Oppose Filed
U.S. Trademark Application - Suspended Pending Extension of Time to File Opposition
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A request has been filed to extend the time for someone to oppose your application. This does not mean that your application has been opposed. But, any party who believes they may be harmed by your registration may unilaterally extend the time to file an opposition. This gives that party time to consider whether they really want to engage in an opposition proceeding. Oppositions are complex litigation, and much akin to lawsuits in courts of law. Parties may request up to 90 days to oppose your mark, extending the original 30 day period that all marks are normally given for opposition. You do not need to do anything. But, you might look into who has extended the time to oppose. If the party files an opposition, you will be served by that party, and also receive a communication from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB").
If an opposition is filed, you must engage the opposition at the TTAB or your application will be abandoned. There will be important due dates that are relevant to your TTAB proceeding that this system does not monitor. You will be responsible for tracking those dates. Once the TTAB proceeding terminates, the status changes in the USPTO will resume. Our system will not notify of any dates related to oppositions, but will resume once the trademark is remanded to the USPTO examiner.
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An overview of the trademark process can be found here: