Approximately three (3) months after submitting a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), the application will be assigned to an Examining Attorney. The Examining Attorney will review the application for any administrative or substantive issues and deliver an “office action” if there are any such issues. If no issues with the application are identified, the mark will be submitted for publication. If no oppositions are filed during the publication period, the mark will proceed to registration in less than three (3) months.
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