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.


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


Payment Plan:  Deposit $799, followed by three installments of the remaining balance, plus an administration fee $89 for each of the three installments.  Credit card authorization and auto payment for installments are required.  

Substantive Office Action - Payment Plan

  • You have the right to a full refund as long as you cancel your purchase within 48 hours of purchase.   After 48 hours, our team immediately begins work on responding to your office action.  If you choose to cancel your purchase after 48 hours, there is a cancellation fee is $275 and a pro-rata charge for work already complete.   In other words, the refund may be less if we have already started preparing or have completed your office action reply.   Once an office action reply is submitted to the USPTO office, there is no refund provided to the client whatsoever. The client agrees to this understanding by submitting payment via our website and submitting their intake form to our firm for representation. There are no exceptions to this refund policy.