TMEP 1605.02: Form for Filing Affidavit or Declaration of Incontestability

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1605.02    Form for Filing Affidavit or Declaration of Incontestability

To expedite processing, it is recommended that the owner file the §15 affidavit or declaration through TEAS, available at http://www.uspto.gov. When the affidavit or declaration is submitted electronically, TEAS almost immediately displays a “Success” page that confirms receipt. This page is evidence of filing should any question arise as to the filing date of the affidavit or declaration, and it may be printed or copied-and-pasted into an electronic record for storage. TEAS also separately sends an e-mail acknowledgement of receipt, which includes a summary of the filed information.

Alternatively, the owner can 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.