How to Amend from the Principal to the Supplemental Register

You may request to amend your application from the Principal Register to the Supplemental Register. The Supplemental Register is a second trademark register where trademarks can be registered that are not yet eligible for registration on the Principal Register, but may, over time, become a source indicator. Marks registered on the Supplemental Register, like those registered on the Principal Register, are protected against conflicting marks in later-filed USPTO applications. However, Supplemental Register registrations do not receive the same legal advantages and presumptions of Principal Register registrations.

WARNING: This option does not applicant to an application based on Section 66(a).

For more information on the Supplemental Register, see 15 U.S.C. §1094; 37 C.F.R. §§2.47, 2.75(a); TMEP §§801.02(b), 816.

TEAS ROA form instructions: You should respond using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) "Response to Office action" (ROA) form (available at http://teasroa.uspto.gov/roa/), which automatically provides any required statement and supporting declaration language referenced in the Office action.

Answer "Yes" to form wizard question #3 and then check the box for the "Supplemental Register" in the "Additional Statements" section of the form. For technical assistance, contact TEAS@uspto.gov.