Issued USPTO Office Actions

Not all trademark applications are approved. If the US Government has any concern with your application, they will issue a notice called an Office Action. You will then need to respond to address the concerns and overcome any objections with evidence. Our experienced attorneys can assess the Office Action to determine the best course of action to take.
There are many different types of office actions which a client may receive. An Administrative Office Action for instance only usually just requires supplemental information to resolve omissions or discrepancies on the application. Meanwhile, a Substantive Office Action usually indicates more complex legal issues at the core of the application or concerning the intent of use.
Many office action responses must be filed in less than six months so it is important for clients to understand the timeline and resolve these conflicts in a timely manner.
In addition to the six month timeline, there are many other codes and procedural guidelines that trademark applicants should understand. Applicants may explore these rules by consulting the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure or by meeting with on our trademark attorneys.
Some applicants may be able to file an effective office action response by providing additional information to the USPTO, while other applicants may need to file an appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). In any case, it is important for clients to explore the various office action response before establishing a plan.

Administrative Trademark Office Action Response

$$49500Flat Fee
  • Includes Office Action Responses related to: improper specimen, improper descriptions of logos, improper descriptions of goods or services, improper entity type, and failure to disclaim
  • An attorney-drafted response

Non-Administrative Trademark Office Action Response

$29500/hrHourly*
  • Includes Office Action Responses related to: merely descriptive surnames, merely deceptive surnames, and any other matters on the basis of Lanham Act § 2(a)
  • An attorney-drafted response, including case law support

Likelihood of Confusion Office Action Response

$29500/hrHourly*
  • Includes Office Action Responses related to the likelihood of confusion for names and logos
  • An attorney-drafted response, including case law support and legal counsel on avoiding future confusion issues

*Request a Quote from on our trademark attorneys to estimate the overall costs and to develop a payment plan

**Costs do not include the possible USPTO fee of $50 per international class should the application have to be changed from a TEAS Plus to TEAS. Three or more administrative issues will be considered complex Office actions

***Office Action Responses must be filed within six months of receiving the initial Office Action according to USPTO guidelinesWhen an Office Action is issued, the applicant has six months to respond to the Examiner. The applicant will need to provide evidence in his or her response to overcome the rejection. Our attorneys have extensive experience in responding to all different types of rejections. We will review your case and determine what needs to be done at no charge. If we find you have a basis for responding, we will provide a flat rate to complete a response on your behalf.

Trademark Office Actions

Please use this secure form, or give us a call, to provide our trademark attorneys with information about regarding any office actions you have received from the USPTO. If you fill out the form, please fully complete the contact information and check the box at the very bottom, and try your best to provide all other information. If you need any help or would like to inquire about our services over the phone, please give us a call at 1-843-628-6298.