Congratulations! Your Trademark Was Approved for Publication!
What does this mean and what’s next?
Your mark is ready to be published in the Trademark Office’s Official Gazette.
Any third party who has legal grounds to oppose your application has a period of thirty (30) days from the publication date to file a Notice of Opposition to your application.
Learn more about the publication period HERE.
If we receive a Notice of Opposition (which we believe is unlikely), we will be contacted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We will then consult with you and decide the appropriate steps.
FOR INTENT-TO-USE APPLICANTS (1(b))
If no opposition is filed, after about eleven (11) weeks we should receive a Notice of Allowance from the Trademark Office. At that time, a Statement of Use must be filed showing how the mark is being used. More on that later if applicable.
FOR IN-USE APPLICANTS (1(a))
The mark will proceed to registration after the publication period ends. This could take several weeks. FOLLOW-UP Either way, nothing further is needed from you at this time. As always, we will continue to update you as the application progresses.
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions.