TMEP 1505: Amendments Filed by Applicants After Publication

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1505    Amendments Filed by Applicants After Publication

Applicants sometimes submit amendments after publication.  For processing purposes, an "amendment after publication" includes any amendment filed during the time period in which the USPTO is unable to withdraw a mark from its scheduled publication in the Official Gazette, or from the scheduled issuance of its registration.  The USPTO is generally unable to withdraw a mark unless the amendment is received and processed at least twenty days before the scheduled publication date or registration issue date.

The following sections discuss the USPTO’s procedures and policies for the disposition of amendments after publication.