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Loss of TEAS Plus Status

The following are common reasons for losing TEAS Plus status, resulting in a requirement of a $50 fee payment, per class of goods/services.

1. Failure to use TEAS for subsequent filings (e.g., responses, SOUs)

2. Failure to include consent of a living individual identified in a mark or otherwise statement that not a living individual

3. Failure to translate or transliterate foreign wording in the mark

4. Failure to include a mark description

5. Failure to include a color claim

6. Failure to include a claim of prior registration(s) for the same mark

7. Failure to maintain a current email address to which the USPTO can send correspondence (e.g., when the email address changes or an attorney withdraws)

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Last Modified: 8/13/2012 10:58:41 AM