Trademark Application Refused - Subsequent Final Refusal
U.S. Federal Trademark Application Refused, Issued Final Refusal, Final Refusal Continued after Response from Applicant
SUBSEQUENT FINAL REFUSAL; refusal of sou; statement of use refusal; subsequent final refusal; final office action; final trademark refusal; refusal to register a trademark; continued final refusal; trademark application; federal trademark application; federal trademark registration
If you have received this notice, Your statement of use has been issued a final refusal. You responded to the final refusal, likely with a request for reconsideration. The Examiner reexamined his or her position and has again given a final refusal. To respond to a final office action, you must comply with the Examiner's requirements, request reconsideration, or appeal, prior to the deadline. You have six (6) months from the emailing date of the new final office action to respond accordingly.
You filed a trademark application. The application was refused in a non-final office action. You responded. The USPTO examiner refused again in a final office action. You requested reconsideration or made additional arguments.
The Examining Attorney reconsidered and has issued a new final refusal.
You have six (6) months from the date of the emailing of the new subsequent final refusal before you must appeal. A notice of appeal is easy: you file a notice and pay a fee. But, then you will have to file an appeal brief, making legal arguments for why the Examiner was wrong about the grounds for refusal to register your mark.
If the date has passed to file an appeal, then your trademark application will go abandoned in due course. You may petition to revive the application, but revivals are not generally granted for this type of abandonment.