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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Ram Kalus, President/CEO, Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, Inc
Our company has growing trademark needs and Kelly is always available to answer all of our questions. The firm and its attorneys are trustworthy, reliable and best of all, affordable. We recommend the firm’s services to all of our clients which is a compliment to their work.
Ricky Breslin, Breslin Products, LLC
As a new business owner, I was extremely pleased by the range of trademark services offered by the law firm and its attorneys. The attorneys made the process straightforward and simple which we very much appreciated.
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I was very impressed by the quick response that they provided to us when we initially contacted them. We have been working with the firm for several years now and enjoy the counsel that the firm’s trademark attorneys provide.
Brandon Jessup, Member, Positive Spin Holdings, LLC
Kelly was very easy to work with. The flat fees fit our company’s budget and were certainly affordable for the amount of work the attorneys provided. I would very much recommend this law firm to others.
Brandon Jessup, President, Amerijuana, LLC
I am extremely pleased with the trademark services I received from the attorneys and staff at NexTrend Legal – particularly Kelly Frame. They were not only highly professional, efficient, responsive but their attorney fees are very affordable. I would highly recommend this trademark law firm to any entrepreneur or small business seeking to protect their brand/products in the marketplace. Gouter will definitely engage NexTrend Legal’s counsel for all of our future trademark needs. Thanks!
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NexTrend Legal attorneys are excellent. I would highly recommend their trademark services to any entrepreneur, inventor or business owner! Their fees are very affordable and it their flat fee pricing was very attractive for our start-up as we are conscious of our legal budget.
Sam Harry, President, Atlanta Sky
No hidden fees or surprise bills. Kelly and his firm are always up-front and available for contact. Very pleased with the results.
Tegan Trovato, President, Workplace Forward, LLC
I would definitely recommend the firm’s trademark counsel to anyone. We are a long standing client of the firm with a growing trademark portfolio and the attorneys always provide our company with sound advice when it’s needed.
Charles Bergman, Managing Member, Full Spectrum Brewing, LLC
The law firm’s attorneys were very responsive and helpful. Trademark law seems so simple on the surface but we quickly realized that a simple search and registration is very complicated. Our business continues to be a long standing client.
Berenice Tenorio, President, Grupo Premier Foods, LLC
The firm’s attorneys really took the time to get to know our business, the industry and the several trademark classes we needed to protect. Our company has worked with the firm’s attorneys for nearly five years and we definitely recommend them to any business owner with trademark needs.
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