Q: Im confused on whether my trademark is approved or if its still pending?
If you are talking about a federal trademark registration with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, understand that the process usually takes around a year or more. When you go to the USPTO website (www.USPTO.gov) you can search for your mark and it will show the status there. What you want to see on the main listing page are lines for Published for Opposition, Registration Number, International Registration Number, and Registration Date. If those lines are not there, your mark hasn't been registered yet.
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A: If it is approved, you should have received an official registration certificate from the government and have a registration number. If you do not have these, the application is either pending, denied, or abandoned. A trademark attorney can look this up fairly quickly if you provide the application number.
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