TMEP 1604.18(d): Appeal to Federal Court

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1604.18(d)    Appeal to Federal Court

The owner of the registration may appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit or commence a civil action for review of the decision denying a petition. 15 U.S.C. §§1071(a)(1), (b)(1); 37 C.F.R. §§2.145(a), (c).

The deadline for filing an appeal or commencing a civil action is 63 days from the issuance date of the decision on petition. 15 U.S.C. §§1071(a)(2), (b)(1); 37 C.F.R. §§2.145(d)(1), (d)(3).

Under 37 C.F.R. §2.165(c), a decision on petition is necessary before the owner can file an appeal or commence a civil action in any court.