Rosemead, CA asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for California


1 Lawyer Answer
David E Blau
David E Blau
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Westwood, MA

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:

If the application is for a patent, more information may be found at:

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