Q: If my file failed because of abandonment how can I reopen it?
A: There are various reasons that a file will be considered abandoned by the USPTO. If the file is considered abandoned for failure to respond to an Office Action or to file the Statement of Use, an applicant may be able to file a Petition to Revive the application. However, the petition must be timely filed within a short time period after the notice of abandonment was sent by the USPTO. You should contact a trademark attorney as soon as possible to be able to protect your brand.
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