Abandonment

An application that has been declared abandoned is dead and no longer pending. Abandonment occurs uner several circumstances. The most common reason is chen the USPTO does not receive a response from an application to an Office Action letter within 6 months from the date the Office action letter was mailed. Another instance is when the USPTO does not receive a Statement of Use (or request for an extensin of time to file a statement of use) from an applicant within 6 months from the issuance of an Notice of Allowance). Applications abandoned for failure to respond toa n Office Action or a Notice of Allowance can be revived or reinstated in certaincircumastances. See Request for Reinstatement.

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