The extension process
Extensions may be requested only as follows:
- You may file a first request for either a 30-day extension of time, which will be granted upon request, or a 90-day extension of time, which will be granted upon payment of the prescribed fee and for good cause shown. Preview the forms to file the first 30-day or 90-day extension request.
- If you were granted an initial 30-day extension of time, you may file a request for an additional 60-day extension of time, which will be granted upon payment of the prescribed fee and for good cause shown. Preview the form to file an additional 60 day request.
- After receiving one or two extensions of time totaling 90 days, you may file one final request for an extension of time for an additional 60 days. The Board will grant this request only upon consent of the applicant or upon a showing of extraordinary circumstances. Preview the form to file the final 60-day request.
No further extensions of time to file an opposition will be granted under any circumstances. There is no option to suspend the deadline to file a notice of opposition. ESTTA only presents extension options that are available to the potential opposer.
An extension of time to oppose is a personal right accorded to the person or entity to which it was granted. Therefore, a second or subsequent extension request or a notice of opposition may only be filed by a potential opposer to whom a previous extension was granted, or by one who is in privity (a relationship who successively have a legal interest in the same right or property) with such a person. See TBMP § 206.02.
File a new or subsequent Request for an Extension of Time to Oppose
To advance to the Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition option on ESTTA's filing page, enter the application serial number to start this filing. You must identify yourself as a new potential opposer or, if you are an existing potential opposer, select your name from the drop down options to advance in this form.
Do not use ESTTA to file a request to amend or abandon an application that is subject to an extension of time to oppose. Such filings must be submitted through TEAS.
For more information on requests for extension of time to oppose, see Trademark Act § 13; 37 CFR § 2.102; TBMP Chapter 200.