TM5 Common Status Descriptors-See more at a Glance!

(Extracted from http://www.uspto.gov/trademark/trademark-updates-and-announcements/tm5-common-status-descriptors)


The USPTO has recently incorporated new status descriptors to its TSDR status reports online and in the printed version of TSDR. This new field is located on a TSDR screen (and printed report) immediately below the “Mark Type” and above the“Status” field.  

New symbols and corresponding information (see below) indicate the status of the application or registration at the USPTO using a set of icons and terms that were cooperatively developed by TM5–the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (SAIC), and USPTO.





























1. LIVE/APPLICATION/Awaiting Examination –The trademark application has been accepted by the Office (has met the minimum filing requirements) and has not yet been assigned to an examiner.

2. LIVE/APPLICATION/Under Examination – The trademark application has been accepted by the Office (has met the minimum filing requirements) and that this application has been assigned to an examiner.

3. LIVE/APPLICATION/Appeal of Refusal Pending – An appeal of the Office’s final refusal to register a pending trademark application is currently pending.

4. LIVE/APPLICATION/Published for Opposition – A pending trademark application has been examined by the Office and has been published in a way that provides an opportunity for the public to oppose its registration.

5. LIVE/APPLICATION/Opposition Pending – The pending trademark application has been examined by the Office and was published for opposition, at which time one or more oppositions were filed but they have not yet been decided.

6. LIVE/REGISTRATION/Published for Opposition - The trademark application has been added to the Registry for that Office and has been published in a way that allows the public to challenge the registration.

7. LIVE/REGISTRATION/Opposition Pending - The registered trademark has been published for opposition, at which time one or more challenges to registration were filed but they have not yet been decided.

8. LIVE/REGISTRATION/Issued and Active – The trademark application has been registered with the Office.

9. LIVE/REGISTRATION/Cancellation/Invalidation Pending - This trademark application has been registered with the Office, but it is currently undergoing a challenge which may result in its removal from the registry.

10. DEAD/APPLICATION/Refused/Dismissed or Invalidated – This trademark application was refused, dismissed, or invalidated by the Office and this application is no longer active.

11. DEAD/APPLICATION/Withdrawn/Abandoned – The owner of the trademark application withdrew (e.g. abandoned) the application and the application is no longer active.

12. DEAD/REGISTRATION/Cancelled/Invalidated – The trademark application was registered, but subsequently it was cancelled or invalidated and removed from the registry.

13. DEAD/REGISTRATION/Surrendered – The trademark application was registered, but subsequently voluntarily removed from the registry by action of the owner.

14. DEAD/REGISTRATION/Expired – The trademark application registered, but subsequently removed from the registry when the registration was not successfully maintained.

15. OTHER—For the situation where the status is uncertain, unknown, or other than those previously identified.

Extracted from http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CSD.pdf.


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