If your application is
abandoned, it's no longer
and can’t mature into a registration. This can happen for many reasons; for example, if you missed the filing deadline to respond to an
office action. We will send you a Notice of Abandonment to notify you if your application is abandoned, but you can also see the status of your application in theTrademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system.
If your application is abandoned but you still want to pursue a trademark registration, you may be able to revive your application by filing a petition.
Forms and requirements vary and depend on the reason your application was abandoned.
What happens next
After we review your petition, we will notify you to let you know that your petition has been granted, dismissed, denied, or that it's incomplete. We'll send correspondence to the applicant or the authorized attorney, but you can also view it in the documents tab inTSDR.
If your petition is granted, we'll revive your application and continue the examination where we left off.
If your petition is incomplete, we'll issue a Deficiency Letter asking you to submit whatever is missing and when you must respond. File a
Response to Petition to Revive Deficiency Letter form
to submit the missing items.
If your petition is dismissed or denied, you can request that we reconsider it if there are new facts that you haven't already presented. File your request no later than two months after the issue date of your petition decision, and use the
Petition to Director form. In step 3 of the form, select “Other” and enter “review denial of a petition to revive.”
Your request for reconsideration must include:
If your request to reconsider your petition is denied and you still want to pursue a registration for your trademark, you must file a new application, pay the required filing fee, and begin the application process again. See
to learn more or
file your application
if you're ready to apply.