File Your Trademark Applications Sooner Rather Than Later

By: Sean Detweiler The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is falling behind in their review of trademark applications. Since the end of 2018, the average time between an application for trademark registration being filed and the Examining Attorney reviewing the application and issuing a first action indicating whether the mark is allowable has …

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Trademark Office Offers Accelerated Examination For COVID-19-Related Trademark Applications

By: Sean Detweiler The USPTO recently announced that it is accepting petitions to accelerate the timeline for examination of new trademark applications for trademarks used to identify certain COVID-19 medical products and services (see USPTO: Relief Available to Trademark and Service Mark Applicants in View of the COVID-19 Outbreak: Petitions to Prioritize the Initial Examination of …

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