• Trademark Examination Process
    After the application is filed, it is examined for registrability. Substantive examination is made to determine if the mark conflicts with a prior mark on the register, or if the mark is descriptive of the goods or services, among other things.
    If there is an issue, an office action will issue and the applicant has 6 months to respond.
    Assuming the application is approved, the application will be published for opposition giving third parties 30 days from the publication date the right to object to the issuance of a registration.
    Once the opposition period is completed, or successful conclusion of the opposition, either a registration issues, or if the basis of the application is intent to use, a Notice of Allowance issues.