Blackout Period Law and Legal Definition

Blackout period is the time period between the date the examining attorney approves the trademark for publication and the date of issuance of the notice of allowance. If the trademark application status is already approved for publication, then the person should wait until the status changes to notice of allowance issued. The period between is called the blackout period, during which submissions cannot be processed. The applicant should not file an Allegation of Use during this period.