Brooklyn, NY asked in Trademark for New York

Q: Why is our trademark showing Published For Opposition after we already got our certificate with the registration number?

and how can I change that?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta

A: You should consult with an attorney.

If you are trying to save money by doing yourself you can contact the examiner and ask him or her.

You may be confused as to what you got.

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: My colleague above unfortunately has not given you an accurate answer.

Being "published for opposition" is a routine occurrence in the trademark world. This means that your application has been published in the Official Gazette; and essentially allows third parties to object to the application. Most of the time nothing happens and the trademark issues as planned. However, sometimes a third party will hear about your application and oppose its finalization.

In any case, you should consult with an *experienced* trademark attorney to review your file and let you know how to proceed.

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