TMEP 503.01(b): Recording Does Not Update Correspondence Address in Trademark Database

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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503.01(b)    Recording Does Not Update Correspondence Address in Trademark Database

The USPTO will only communicate with the applicant or the applicant’s attorney at the correspondence address listed in the Trademark database. If an assignment document is recorded with the Assignment Recordation Branch and it includes a new correspondence address, the USPTO will not enter the change of correspondence address or update the Trademark database. The mere inclusion of the new correspondence address on documents filed with the Assignment Recordation Branch does not effect a change in the correspondence address in the Trademark database, even if the ownership information is automatically updated. The USPTO will not change the correspondence address unless a separate written request is made to explicitly change the correspondence address. See TMEP §609.02(f) regarding correspondence after recordation of a change of ownership, and TMEP §504 regarding automatic updating of ownership information in the Trademark database after recordation of a document with the Assignment Recordation Branch.