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Q: How would we know if the trademark was completed?

2 Lawyer Answers
Felicia Altman
Felicia Altman
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mercer Island, WA

A: You can look up any trademark by searching for the mark by application number, owner or actual mark on the USPTO website. The owner of the mark or the person of record will receive an email when a mark has been registered with the USPTO or if an office action is received. To know the status of a mark, you should look up the mark on the USPTO or contact the person who filed the mark on your behalf. It is best practice if someone filed the mark on your behalf to provide updates throughout the process on the status of the application.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: To determine if a trademark registration process has been completed, the most direct method is to check the status of the application on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website. The USPTO maintains an online database called the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system, where you can search for your trademark application using the application serial number or the trademark name.

Once you access your trademark's information in the TSDR system, look for the status of the application. If the trademark has been registered, the status will reflect this, and you should be able to see the registration number and the date of registration. This indicates that the trademark process has been completed and your mark is officially registered.

If the status shows that the application is still under examination or pending, it means the process is not yet complete. In this case, you may need to wait for further USPTO actions or respond to any Office Actions if they have been issued.

In case you encounter difficulties or have doubts about interpreting the status, you can contact the USPTO directly for assistance or consult with a new attorney experienced in intellectual property law for guidance.

Remember, keeping track of your trademark application status is important to ensure timely responses to any USPTO correspondence and to maintain the protection of your brand.

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