TMEP 1502.01: Notification of Clerical Errors in Trademark Official Gazette

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1502.01    Notification of Clerical Errors in Trademark Official Gazette

To request correction of a clerical error by the USPTO in the publication of a mark in the Trademark Official Gazette, the applicant or applicant's attorney must file a written request. This request should include the applicant's or attorney's telephone number and e-mail address, and should be e-mailed to TMPostPubQuery@uspto.gov. The request should be filed within one week after the date of publication in the Official Gazette.

Only purely clerical errors by the USPTO (e.g., a typographical error or omission, drawing printed upside down, or incorrectly stated data) can be corrected by a request(s) sent to this e-mail address. The paralegal specialists in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy will review the applicant's request to verify the existence of the clerical error and determine whether the error can be corrected without jurisdiction being restored to the examining attorney or republication being required.

To request correction of typographical errors made by the applicant that appear in the USPTO Trademark databases after the mark has been approved for publication, use the Post-Publication Amendment form at http://teas.uspto.gov/office/ppa/.

See TMEP §§1505 et seq. for information concerning post-publication amendments and when republication is required.