TMEP 1606.09: Affidavit of Use in Commerce or Excusable Nonuse Not Required

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1606.09    Affidavit of Use in Commerce or Excusable Nonuse Not Required

The Trademark Act does not require that a renewal application include an affidavit or declaration of use in commerce, a specimen of use, or a showing that any nonuse is due to special circumstances that excuse the nonuse, and not due to any intention to abandon the mark. See 1228 TMOG 187 (Nov. 30, 1999). See also TMEP §§1604 et seq. regarding affidavits or declarations of use or excusable nonuse under 15 U.S.C. §1058.