“Response Signature” in TEAS

A section in the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) “Response to Office Action” form and “Request for Reconsideration after Final Action” form that requires the signature of a proper party. This section must be signed in order to submit a response in TEAS.  Only certain persons can sign the “Response Signature” section. If you have an attorney, the attorney must sign the response.  If you do not have an attorney, and you are an individual applicant, then you must sign (and date) the response yourself.  If you are a juristic applicant (e.g., corporation, partnership), then someone with legal authority to bind the juristic applicant must sign (e.g., a corporate officer or general partner) and date the form.  In the case of joint applicants, all joint applicants must sign.

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