Suspension Inquiry Letter (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

An application for trademark is suspended based on an office action inquiring as to the status of the matter. The attorney examining the status will issue a suspension inquiry letter after the application is suspended. However, the suspension inquiry letter will be issued only if adequate information is not available on the office database. A suspension inquiry letter is issued after six months from the date of suspending the application. If an applicant does not respond to the suspension inquiry letter, the application will be abandoned. Pursuant to 15 USCS § 1062, an applicant should respond to a suspension inquiry within six months from the issue date of the suspension inquiry letter.