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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF MY TRADEMARK OFFICE ACTION WILL BE DENIED?

Posted on 4/11/2019 by in Trademark Intellectual Property

Trademark applications are commonly refused because of a likelihood of confusion between the applicant’s mark and a prior pending or existing registered mark. If your trademark application falls in this category and responding to an Office Action is not feasible or your response will not approved, there are several other options you can pursue to remedy the issue.

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WHAT IS THE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESS IN THE U.S.?

Posted on 4/10/2019 by in Trademark Intellectual Property

Filing a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) starts an often complex and lengthy legal proceeding that continues for approximately eight or twelve months. A timeline of the most critical stages is helpful to understanding the overall process.

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WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE TRADEMARK SPECIMEN?

Posted on 3/17/2019 by in Trademark Intellectual Property

To obtain or renew your trademark registration, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires you to submit a trademark specimen for each class of goods or services used in commerce. Understanding how to submit an acceptable trademark specimen will help secure your trademark registration without problems.

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How Do I Respond to a Trademark Application Office Action?

Posted on 1/20/2019 by in Trademark Intellectual Property

When it comes to responding to a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Office Action, at first glance it’s easy to become intimidated. However, it is like many other processes: step by step and in the right sequence, addressing only what needs to be addressed.

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