First, we review Office action to determine the reasons for refusal. So long as you provide us with the relevant information (USPTO Serial Number, etc.), we will review your Office action at no charge.
Office Action Response
So what happens once you’ve applied for trademark registration with the USPTO?
An examining attorney reviews the application for compliance with the applicable trademark rules and to ensure there is no conflict with any existing marks. If everything goes smoothly, your mark will be registered in six to eight months or so. However, if the examining attorney determines a mark does not meet the requirements for registration, she will issue an Office action explaining the reasons for refusal.
If an Office action is issued, the applicant must respond to the USPTO within six months of the mailing date of the Office action. If no response is received in the six month window, the USPTO considers the application abandoned, which means you may have to start the application process all over again.
A successful response usually means the examining attorney will change her mind and proceed with the registration process. But if your response does not sufficiently overcome all of the examining attorney’s objections, the examining attorney may issue a final refusal.