Abandoned Application

Definition

Refers to the abandonment of a patent or trademark application.  An application is removed from the docket of pending applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when the applicant (either directly or through his attorney or agent) files an express notice of abandonment, does not pay the issue fee, or does not take appropriate action sometime in the prosecution of a nonprovisional application.  An abandoned application may be revived upon petition.

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