Timing of Filing of Express Abandonment

You may file an Express Abandonment up to the point of actual registration. However, if your application is already scheduled for printing of a registration certificate, which occurs approximately eight (8) weeks after the publication date, it may be too late to withdraw the application from the registration cycle. Therefore, although perhaps timely filed, your express abandonment will only be processed after cancellation of the inadvertently issued registration and restoration of your application to pendency; i.e., under this scenario, please be aware that significant delays in processing this filing will occur.