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, 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