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Received an Office Action and need help?
If you filed your trademark application yourself but now the USPTO has issued an Office Action refusing to register your mark, let tmalaw help you navigate the minefields to secure registration.
Non-Substantive Office Actions
Non-substantive trademark 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
Substantive trademark 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