TMEP 1604.03: Form for Filing §8 Affidavit or Declaration

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

Previous: §1604.02 | Next: §1604.04

1604.03    Form for Filing §8 Affidavit or Declaration

To expedite processing, it is recommended that the owner file the §8 affidavit or declaration through the Trademark Electronic Application System (“TEAS”). See TMEP §301 for more information about electronic filing. Forms for filing affidavits or declarations of use or excusable nonuse under §8, combined affidavits or declarations of use and incontestability under §§8 and 15 ( see TMEP §1605.05 ), and §8 affidavits or declarations combined with renewal applications under §9 of the Act ( see TMEP §1604.19 ) are available through TEAS at http://www.uspto.gov. Alternatively, the owner may call the Trademark Assistance Center at (571) 272-9250 or (800) 786-9199 to obtain a pre-printed form that can be filled out and mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the USPTO.

See TMEP §1604.04 regarding the deadline for filing the affidavit or declaration, and TMEP §1604.05 regarding the requirements for filing the affidavit or declaration.