What is a Trademark Revival?

A trademark revival refers to the process of restoring a previously abandoned trademark registration. A trademark may become abandoned if the owner fails to use it for an extended period of time, or fails to file required maintenance documents, such as a renewal. In order to revive an abandoned trademark, the owner must demonstrate to the relevant trademark office, in this case, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), that the trademark was not abandoned intentionally and that the owner has a bona fide intention to use the trademark again in commerce. The trademark revival process typically requires the submission of evidence, such as declarations or specimens, to demonstrate the continued use or intended use of the trademark. If the USPTO determines that the trademark was not abandoned and the owner has a bona fide intention to use it again, the trademark registration can be revived and reinstated.