Q: what does this mean: 2017-04-28 ABANDONMENT FAILURE TO RESPOND OR LATE RESPONSE 2017-04-28 ABANDONMENT NOTICE MAILED
A: Abandonment means that an application has been filed with the Patent and Trademark Office, and the Office found some deficiency in the application that requires a response from the Applicant, but the Applicant failed to respond within a set time period so the application has been denied.
An Applicant may petition the Office to "revive" an application (that is, to withdraw the denial) if the failure to respond was not intentional. In some cases, the petition to revive must be received within a limited period of time following the denial.
If the application is for a trademark, more information may be found at: https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/abandoned-applications
If the application is for a patent, more information may be found at: https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/petitions/09-revival-based-unintentional-delay
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