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The Process of Trademark Registration in the United States

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The Process of Trademark Registration in the United States

Application Submission

After the application is submitted to the U.S. trademark office, an application number (literally, serial number) will be assigned within 1-2 working days, and the information of the trademark can be found on the website of the U.S. patent and trademark office about 2 weeks after the assignment of the application number.


Trademark Examination

This stage includes formal examination and substantive examination, which will take about 2-4 months. If the application meets the most basic formal requirements and the legal provisions and does not conflict with the prior rights, the trademark will be announced.



In the process of trademark review, if it is considered that there are any formal or substantial reasons for rejecting the trademark registration, an official opinion (office action) will be issued, and the official opinion must be addressed. If it is not addressed, it will be deemed that the application is invalid (except for the official opinion on some commodities). There is a six-month response period from the date of official comments. After the reply is approved, an announcement will be arranged. If the reply is not approved, the official will issue a final opinion. The announcement can only be made after the problem is solved, otherwise it will be rejected.


Conditions for Applying for Trademark Registration in the US

  1. The full name and address of the trademark owner.

  2. Category of trademark application.

  3. One U.S. trademark pictures with required specifications.

  4. The category and product description of the U.S. trademark.

  5. If the trademark you applied for is currently in use, three samples shall be submitted for each category of goods or services to show the actual use of the trademark on the goods or services. It can be an example of the same trademark used on the same goods, or the same trademark used on three different goods.