Once we have filed your application with the USPTO, you will receive a “filing date” which is the date the USPTO received the application. If the filing requirements are met in the application, they will assign your application a serial number.
After a few months, an examiner at the PTO will review your file and determine whether the mark can be registered or not. If the examiner attorney decides that the mark cannot be registered, then they will issue an “Office Action,” listing the correction required and the grounds for refusal in the application.
The Office Action must be responded to within six months or the application can be abandoned. The examiner can refuse to register for a trademark for various reasons such as:
- Confusion between the applicant’s mark and a registered mark.
- Marks which are descriptive concerning the applicant’s services, or a feature of the goods and services.
In most cases, a properly drafted response to the Office Action can overcome the Examiner’s refusal to register the trademark.
Trumarked’s attorney will file your application on behalf of you.