TMEP 1505.01(c)(ii): Unacceptable Amendments

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1505.01(c)(ii)    Unacceptable Amendments

If the paralegal specialist determines that the amendment is unacceptable, the paralegal specialist must provide written notification to the applicant explaining why the amendment is unacceptable and advising the applicant that: (1) the request to amend the application may be resubmitted with the statement of use; or (2) the applicant may file a petition to the Director under 37 C.F.R. §§2.84 and 2.146 requesting that jurisdiction be restored to the examining attorney to consider the merits of the amendment.

See TMEP §§1107 et seq. regarding amendments after issuance of the notice of allowance but before the filing of the statement of use.