Don't lose your investment. Let tmalaw™ trademark attorneys fight to overcome the USPTO's refusals and push your trademark to registration.
You've waited months for your trademark application to be assigned to an examiner. You've paid hundreds of dollars in non-refundable filing fees. Don't lose your investment because you're unsure how to respond to the Examining Attorney. Don't lose the benefit of the filing date of your application. Don't risk your application being abandoned and someone coming along and stealing your brand name from under you.
tmalaw™ is experienced in responding to the USPTO and securing #smartresults for our clients.
Listen to how we successfully argued on
behalf of a merchandising brand
to overcome refusal to register his trademark.
What is an Office Action?
How do I know an Office Action
How do I know an Office Action
What payment types are
An office action is a formal legal response from the USPTO's examining attorney detailing the results of their legal examination of your application. They require a formal legal response to each of the issues raised.
Non-substantive Office Actions are letters issued by USPTO examining attorneys that do not necessarily refuse registration of the mark. They generally cover formalities that may be resolved quickly and inexpensively. For example, any of the following reasons may lead to a non-substantive Office Action:
proposed amendment to the identification or classification of goods/services
request for more information on the mark
proposed revision to the description of a stylized design mark
requested disclaimer of a portion of the trademark
Substantive Office Actions typically include a refusal to register the trademark based on certain grounds. They generally raise issues requiring more time and greater effort in response. For example, any of the following reasons may lead to a substantive Office Action:
likelihood of confusion refusal
mere descriptiveness refusal
disagreement with a disclaimer required by the examining attorney
ornamental refusal; failure to function refusal
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Legal Zoom, Trademarkia, Trademark Engine, Heirlume, Trademarks 411, and others cannot respond to an Office Action.
When you hire those companies, you are spending an entire $300-$600 dollars for them to only fill out your application (ridiculous!) but you will be left holding the bag when the examiner issues a legal response to the application because only a lawyer can respond to an examiner on your behalf. Those companies cannot help you because they. cannot. practice. law.
PS. Examiners issue a legal response to 94% of all trademark applications. So, the odds are definitely not in your favor.
PSS. Legal expenses for your business are tax-deductible because capitalism recognizes that you cannot build/scale/protect a legitimate business without competent legal counsel.