Brian Russ Law Inc. assists individuals and businesses with the trademark process from application to office action responses to opposition litigation and all the way through final registration. Resolving trademark office actions issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of Brian Russ Law, Inc.’s many services.
“Brian Russ is an exceptional trademark attorney. He is extremely attentive and provides practical advice that enables you, as a business owner, to make sound decisions and chart the best course for your company. In comparison to many other attorneys, Brian provides excellent value for money. He saves you time and money because he is a trademark specialist. Brian comes highly recommended for Trademark legal services,” reviews a satisfied client.
A Trademark Office Action is an official letter issued by the USPTO that lists legal issues or deficiencies with a business’s trademark application. Before the USPTO will register the trademark, the entrepreneur must resolve these legal issues in the Office Action. Office Actions generally include substantive and/or non-substantive matters that require further attention.
The list of common substantive and non-substantive office actions that the team at Brian Russ Law, Inc. assists businesses in resolving is provided below in greater detail.
Substantive Office Action requests
– Section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion
– Merely descriptive
– Arguing a disclaimer is not needed
– Ornamentation refusal
– Missed deadline
– Specimen audit
Non-Substantive Office Actions
– Claiming ownership of competing applications
– Amending from 1(b) to 1(a) filing basis
– Foreign word translation
– Entity type revision
– Adding or revising international class
– Amending identification of goods or services
– Revising to include proper specimens
– Agreeing to a disclaimer request
When the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) believes a trademark application has a legal flaw, the Examining Attorney issues an Office Action.
For more information regarding Trademark Office Actions or to schedule a consultation for legal advice, individuals can visit: https://brianrusslaw.com/trademark-office-action/