TMEP 806.02(d)(ii): Abandonment for Failure to Respond to a Notice of Allowance

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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806.02(d)(ii)    Abandonment for Failure to Respond to a Notice of Allowance

If an applicant fails to respond to a notice of allowance that applies to some or all of the goods and/or services in a multiple-basis application, the failure to respond will result in abandonment of the entire application. The Office will not partially abandon the goods/services to which the §1(b) basis applies, nor will it abandon the §1(b) basis as it applies to any or all goods/services in the application. If the failure to respond was unintentional, the applicant may file a petition to revive. See TMEP §§1714–1714.01(g) regarding petitions to revive.