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On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the USPTO performed system maintenance on Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi). Customers who created "portable" forms and "e-signature" forms on or before August 22, 2014, and did not submit them prior to that date, will be required to start the process again with updated forms. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Response to Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension
TEAS - Version 5.2 : 08/23/2014
Please enter the serial number of the pending application for which you wish to respond to a Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension. Then, click on the NEXT button, below. NOTE: You must respond to a Suspension Inquiry within six (6) months from the issue/mailing date of the Suspension Inquiry. 15 U.S.C. §1062(b); 37 C.F.R. §2.62. If the issue/mailing date of the Suspension Inquiry is not known, please access the USPTO website at TSDR System, insert the application serial number, and view the applicable prosecution history event.

Although not required, you may use this form to respond to an actual Letter of Suspension, to present arguments in favor of removal of the application from suspension. Applicant's election not to present argument during suspension will not affect the applicant's right to present argument later should a refusal, in fact, issue at a later point. If a refusal does issue, the applicant will be afforded six (6) months from the mailing or e-mailing date of that Office action to submit a response. Within this form, you may also enter additional data to satisfy an existing requirement(s) or other matter if appropriate, for example, to amend the listing of goods/services or enter a disclaimer.

NOTE: This form has a session time limit of 60 minutes. A session begins once you create and enter the form via the Form Wizard. If you exceed the 60 minute time limit, the form will not validate and you must begin the entire process again; however, you can extend the time limit. You are encouraged to have all information required to complete the form available prior to starting your session.

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

FOLLOW THE 5 STEPS TO ACCESS THE RESPONSE FORM:

STEP 1: CHECK STATUS.
To use this form, the "Current Status" of your application must be either "An Office action suspending further action on the application has been sent (issued) to the applicant" or "A suspension inquiry has been sent (issued) to the applicant." Click here to confirm the status before proceeding. If the application is not in the correct status, you must wait until the status is updated (usually 48-72 hours after receiving an e-mail notice that a letter of suspension or suspension inquiry has been sent (issued)). Otherwise, you will receive an error message when you click the "Continue" button at Step 5.

STEP 2: ENTER APPLICATION SERIAL NUMBER BELOW OR ACCESS PREVIOUSLY FILLED-OUT/SAVED FORM.

: (required only if completing a new response form; otherwise, access saved form, below)
     OR

NOTE: This button should not be used to attempt to upload or attach any other file, for example, a specimen image or a foreign registration certificate. For these or any other types of attachments, after answering "Yes" to the appropriate wizard question(s), you can then attach the file within the specific part of the form relating to that issue.



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