TMEP 1601.01(b): Duplicate Certificate of Registration

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1601.01(b)    Duplicate Certificate of Registration

If the owner of the registration does not receive the original certificate of registration, or a corrected, amended, or new certificate of registration issued by the USPTO,the USPTO will issue a duplicate certificate if the owner files a written request within one year of issuance, stating that the certificate was never received.

Such requests should be faxed to the Post Registration Section at (571) 273-9500.

For registrations issued on or after September 15, 2009, if more than one year has passed since the date of issuance, the owner of the registration may request a duplicate certificate of registration by filing a petition to the Director under 37 C.F.R. §2.146(a)(3), accompanied by the fee required by 37 C.F.R. §2.6, and the Director may exercise supervisory authority to grant the request for good cause. See TMEP §§1705.02, 1707. On September 15, 2009, changes were made to the format of the registration certificate that enable the USPTO to provide duplicates of certificates issued on or after that date. However, the USPTO is not able to provide duplicates of registrations issued before September 15, 2009.

The owner of a registration may obtain a certified copy of the registration from the Document Services Branch of the Public Records Division of the USPTO for a fee. See TMEP §111.