What is the deadline for a Statement of Use?

The deadline for a Statement of Use (SOU) is six months from the date of the Notice of Allowance (NOA) issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The NOA is issued after the trademark application has cleared the examination process and is ready for registration.

The six-month deadline for the SOU is strict, and the USPTO does not grant extensions of time. If the SOU is not filed within the six-month deadline, the trademark application will become abandoned, and the trademark registration process will end.

It is important to note that if a trademark applicant cannot use the trademark in commerce within the six-month deadline, they may file an Extension of Time to file a Statement of Use (ETU). An ETU may be filed up to five times, with each extension lasting six months. However, each ETU must be filed before the deadline for the previous ETU expires.In conclusion, the deadline for a Statement of Use is six months from the date of the Notice of Allowance. The deadline is strict, and the USPTO does not grant extensions of time. If a trademark applicant cannot use the trademark in commerce within the six-month deadline, they may file an Extension of Time to file a Statement of Use. It is important to meet the deadline for the SOU to ensure that the trademark registration process remains on track.