TMEP 1705.01: Standing

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1705.01    Standing

A person must have standing to file a petition. See Ex parte Lasek, 115 USPQ 145 (Comm’r Pats. 1957).

There is no provision in the Trademark Act or Rules of Practice for intercession by a third party in an ex parte matter.  Accordingly, petitions by third parties to review actions taken in ex parte matters are dismissed.