Filing a petition may be right for you if you want to revive an abandoned application, correct some types of errors, request reconsideration, request a waiver, or address another procedural issue. You can file different types of petitions depending on where you are in the application process and what you're requesting.
If you were instructed to complete a specific petition form, either in an inquiry letter, a USPTO notice, or by our call center staff, see petitions by form number at the bottom of this page.
If your contact information or attorney information has changed since your last filing, include the updated information in your form. Remember, your personal information becomes public in Trademark systems. To see the current information in your record or to view the status of your application or registration, see the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system.
After you file a petition, we review it to determine whether to grant your request. See our current trademark processing wait times to understand when your petition will be reviewed. If you have questions about your petition, contact the Trademark Assistance Center.
For more detailed information about petition requirements and the petitions process, see TMEP chapter 1700.
A monthly list of petition decisions issued by the Director is available.
Delegation of authority
Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. section 3, the Director delegated to the Commissioner for Trademarks the authority to decide any trademark petition filed under 37 CFR sections 2.66, 2.146, and 2.147, and to exercise, in connection with trademark matters, the discretion reserved in 37 CRF section 2.148. The Commissioner for Trademarks may further delegate this authority to the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations and the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy. This authority can be further delegated by the above Deputy Commissioners as they deem necessary.