Petition to Revive an Application (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

Petition to revive an application is a formal request for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) to return an abandoned application to active status. These petitions are handled by the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks. Revival applications should be received in the USPTO within two months from the issue date of the notice of abandonment. The standard used for deciding a petition to revive is unintentional delay. The office enquires whether the applicant’s delay in responding to an office action, or notice of allowance was unintentional.