How do I check the status of my application?

When should I expect to hear back about my trademark?

Why haven’t I heard back from my attorney?

What if I want to make changes to the mark after it is filed?

What is a trademark?

Why register a trademark?

What is the trademark application process?

Should I have a trademark search completed prior to filing?

What is “use in commerce”?

Do I have to have products or services offered for sale before I file?

What do the ® and ™ symbols mean?

How long do trademarks last?

Does my trademark protect my brand across the entire world? Is there such a thing as an

How do I get international protection?

What is a specimen?


Office Actions

What is a Trademark Office Action?

What is a disclaimer?

What is the deadline for my Office Action?


Types of Trademark Office Actions

Disclaimer Required

Amendment to the Identification of Goods/Services or International Class Number

Submission of a substitute specimen/ Drawing

Significance of the mark / Request for Additional Information / Translation Statement

Amendment to description of the mark

Likelihood of Confusion (Section 2(d))

Advisory Refusal (Prior Filed Pending Application):

Ornamental Use Refusal

Merely Descriptive/Generic/Deceptively Misdescriptive

The Supplemental Register


Failure to function as a trademark

Notice of Allowance/ Statement of Use

Renewals: Section 8 & 15


Post Registration Actions

When do I have to renew my trademark?

How do I transfer my trademark to my company or another person?

How do I register my trademark with US Customs and Border Protection?