TTAB Applicant Request to Withdraw as Attorney (Opposition)


If you are an attorney who filed a trademark application for somebody, only to have it opposed by a third party company, and you don’t wish to represent your client on this opposition defense for whatever reason, then this template is for you.

Once an opposition is filed against your client, you cannot use the USPTO’s normal attorney withdrawal form. You must actually file a motion to withdraw as counsel. Not only that, but you must include several important statements in your request to withdraw regarding your communications with your client and your reason for withdrawing. If you don’t include all four of these required elements, your request to withdraw will likely by rejected by the TTAB, meaning you’ll still be the attorney of record for the trademark application being opposed.

Just fill in the blanks and you have yourself a valid Request to Withdraw as Attorney for the Defendant in an Opposition Proceeding that you can file with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). This template has been used successfully by our partner law firm, JPG Legal. It also includes both of the required Certificates of Service on the last page.

Note that this template is not for Petitions for Cancellation against fully-registered trademarks. If you want to file a Request to Withdraw as Attorney for the registrant in a cancellation proceeding, go here.

This template is also not for the Plaintiff in a Trademark Opposition Proceeding. If you represent the party opposing a pending application and want to file a Request to Withdraw as Attorney, go here.

File Format:

Microsoft Word Document (.docx). This file can be opened using the default software on Windows and Mac as well as Google Docs.


Product Type

Legal Document Template