Procedures for Submitting Amendments/Corrections to Trademark Applications After Publication

October 29, 2009

To improve the tracking and disposition of amendments and requests for corrections to trademark applications submitted after publication, the Office is providing the following recommended procedures. Once an application has been "approved for publication" by the examining attorney, all amendments and requests for corrections are processed as amendments/corrections after publication. You can determine the status of your application and whether or not it has been "approved for publication" or "published for Opposition" by entering the serial number in the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) database at .

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the information concerning their application in the TSDR database and as published in the Official Gazette at . Upon review of the information concerning your application, any requests for an amendment/correction should be filed through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), specifically using the Post-Publication Amendment form that is found within the category POST-PUBLICATION/POST NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE (NOA) FORMS. If the electronic form cannot be used, then the request should be faxed to Post Publication Amendments/Corrections at 571-270-9007 to ensure that the amendment(s)/correction(s) become part of the record for the relevant application. Requests to correct minor typographical errors entered by the USPTO, inquiries regarding the procedure for submitting a post-publication amendment, or questions regarding the status of a post-publication amendment can be e-mailed to TM Post Pub .

All post-publications amendments/corrections should be submitted no later than 6 weeks after the publication date to insure that the amendment/correction can be considered prior to the issuance of the notice of allowance or registration certificate.

NOTE: Do not use the TM Photocomp mailbox for this purpose.

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