37 CFR 2.23: Requirements for a TEAS RF application

Taken from the USPTO's TM Federal Statutes and Rules, Last Revised in January 2018

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§2.23    Requirements for a TEAS RF application.

  • (a) A trademark, service mark, certification mark, collective membership mark, or collective trademark application for registration on the Principal or Supplemental Register under section 1 and/or section 44 of the Act will be entitled to a reduced filing fee under § 2.6(a)(1)(iii) if it is filed through TEAS and includes:
    • (1) An email address for correspondence; and
    • (2) An authorization for the Office to send correspondence concerning the application to the applicant or applicant’s attorney by email.
  • (b) In addition to the filing requirements under paragraph (a) of this section, the applicant must:
    • (1) File the following communications through TEAS:
      • (i) Responses to Office actions (except notices of appeal under section 20 of the Trademark Act);
      • (ii) Requests to change the correspondence address and owner’s address;
      • (iii) Appointments and/or revocations of power of attorney;
      • (iv) Appointments and/or revocations of domestic representative;
      • (v) Voluntary amendments;
      • (vi) Amendments to allege use under section 1(c) of the Act or statements of use under section 1(d) of the Act;
      • (vii) Requests for extensions of time to file a statement of use under section 1(d) of the Act; and
      • (viii) Requests to delete a section 1(b) basis.
    • (2) Maintain a valid email correspondence address, and continue to receive communications from the Office by email.
  • (c) If an application does not meet the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, the applicant must pay the processing fee required by § 2.6(a)(1)(v). The application will retain its original filing date, provided that when filed, the application met the filing date requirements of § 2.21.

[Added 70 FR 38768, July 6, 2005, effective July 18, 2005; amended 73 FR 67759, Nov. 17, 2008, effective Jan. 16, 2009; 79 FR 74633, Dec. 16, 2014, effective Jan. 17, 2015]