TMEP 1712.02(b): Formal Petition
October 2017 Edition of the TMEP
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1712.02(b) Formal Petition
If a registrant is not entitled to reinstatement, a request for reinstatement may be construed as a petition to the Director under 37 C.F.R §2.146, if appropriate. If a registrant failed to timely respond to an Office action refusing to accept a §8 affidavit, §71 affidavit, or §9 renewal application due to an extraordinary situation, the registrant may file a formal petition under 37 C.F.R. §§2.146(a)(5) and 2.148 to accept a late response.