U.S. patent law Edit
A final Office action (also called a final refusal) is an Office action on the second or any subsequent examination or consideration by a patent examiner that is intended to close the prosecution of a nonprovisional patent application.
Applicant's reply under 37 C.F.R. 1.113 to a final rejection is limited either to an appeal in the case of rejection of any claim to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences or to an amendment complying with the requirements set forth in the Office action. Reply to a final rejection must comply with 37 C.F.R. 1.114 or include cancellation of, or appeal from the rejection of, each rejected claim. If any claim stands allowed, the reply to a final rejection must comply with any requirements or objections as to form.
U.S. trademark law Edit
See Final refusal.