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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AC41 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Revival of Abandoned Application and Reinstatement of Abandoned Application 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office amends 37 CFR part 2 to revise the requirements for reviving a trademark application and to set forth the requirements for reinstating abandoned applications.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 2.66   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1123    37 U.S.C. 2   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
NPRM Comment Period End  02/00/2017 
Final Rule  04/00/2017 
Final Rule Effective  05/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Chicoski
Administrator for Trademark Policy and Procedure
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
Commissioner for Trademarks, P. O. Box 1451,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-8943
Fax:571 273-8943