After a federal trademark application has been filed, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will either approve the application or send a Trademark Office Action, requiring the applicant to file an office action response in order to proceed. An Office action indicates that the USPTO has rejected the client’s application to register a trademark. The applicant then may proceed to comply with the directives of the Trademark Office Action by filing an Office Action Response, challenge the findings of the USPTO with an Office Action Response, or produce no response and forfeit the chance to receive their trademark. As for the final option, some clients may abandon their trademark application as they find it easier to restart the process altogether rather than pursuing an office action response. In any case, it is importance to consider and explore the grounds and options of an office action response before deciding a final legal route in the trademark registration process.

Trademark Office Action Response

it is importance for all entrepreneurs and businesses to understand and explore the mechanics of an office action response to best proceed through the trademark registration process.
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Trademark Office Action Response

After filing a trademark application for pending approval, the USPTO may notify an applicant of potential conflicts in their application by sending an Office Action.
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.
View our office action response pricing options to get an estimate of the cost and fees concerning your particular circumstances. Contact us by filling out the form on the sidebar or by clicking the “get started now” button above.

Our trademark attorneys utilize the latest CORSEARCH technology to sift through and examine thousands of federal trademarks so that our clients can avoid the hurdles of similar or identical trademarks. Once a proper search has comprehensively analyzed existing trademarks, our law firm provides a memorandum of our results so that our clients can then begin discussing and pursuing the registration process.



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