When do I need to file an Extension of time?

You may need to file an Extension of Time to file a Statement of Use if you are unable to use your trademark in commerce in connection with the goods or services listed in your trademark application within the time frame allowed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Typically, a trademark application proceeds to registration once the USPTO has issued a Notice of Allowance, which indicates that your trademark is approved for registration. After receiving a Notice of Allowance, you have six months to file a Statement of Use, which confirms that you are using your trademark in commerce in connection with the goods or services listed in your trademark application.

If you are unable to file a Statement of Use within the six-month time frame, you may request an Extension of Time. An Extension of Time allows you to extend the deadline for filing your Statement of Use and provides you with additional time to use your trademark in commerce before registering it.In conclusion, you may need to file an Extension of Time if you are unable to use your trademark in commerce in connection with the goods or services listed in your trademark application within the time frame allowed by the USPTO. An Extension of Time allows you to extend the deadline for filing your Statement of Use and provides you with additional time to use your trademark in commerce before registering it.