TMEP 505: Requesting Update of Ownership Information When the Trademark Database Does Not Automatically Update After a Document is Recorded

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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505    Requesting Update of Ownership Information When the Trademark Database Does Not Automatically Update After a Document is Recorded

As noted in TMEP §504.01, in certain cases, the recordation of a document with the Assignment Recordation Branch does not automatically update the ownership information in the Trademark database. Therefore, the new owner must separately notify the Trademark Operation, or the TTAB if there is a TTAB proceeding, in writing that the change in ownership has been recorded, so that the ownership information is updated in the Trademark database.  See TMEP §505.01 regarding the procedures for requesting that ownership information be updated in pending applications, and TMEP §505.02 regarding the procedures for requesting that ownership information be updated after registration.