Office Action Responses by Licensed Attorneys
As well as initial filings, Trademark Garden offers a myriad of post filing services, including Responses to Office Actions issued against applications filed by us, and by others. The complexity of Office Actions varies significantly, but they can generally be categorized into Procedural and Substantive Refusals, with the Response cost varying commensurately. Read more about office actions here.
As with our filing services, all Office Action Responses submitted by Trademark Garden are done from start to finish by an experienced trademark attorney, maximizing each Response’s individual chance of success. Whereas our non-law firm competitors (and even many of our law firm competitors) use templates for even the most complex responses to save time, each drafted Response by Trademark Garden has completely custom arguments that fit the specific facts and law of your particular case. We make every argument we can, without bloating the Response with pointless template boilerplate that only annoys examiners and lowers success rates. By keeping our arguments specific, succinct, and directly to the point of each refusal, we have been able to maintain a remarkably high success rate across the various types of Responses that we have filed. Being a law firm, we will also take power of attorney over your application when we file your Response, and will make ourselves available to your application’s examiner to answer any questions they may have regarding the Response at absolutely no additional cost to you.
As Office Actions vary greatly, please contact us with the Serial Number of your application for a fixed fee quote to address your particular issues. As a Response requires convincing a USPTO Examiner that their initial refusal was incorrect, success can generally not be guaranteed in any particular case, but we will do our best to both appraise you of the risks, and to bring your case to a successful resolution.
Procedural Office Action Responses
A Response to an Office Action issued for any reason other than that the mark was held to be Merely Descriptive/Mis-descriptive, have a Likelihood of Confusion with a competing mark, Fail to Function as a Trademark, or to be Deceptive. There are very many Procedural refusals, but the most common are refusals for an improper Identification of Goods and Services, failure to enter required Additional Statements regarding the application, and Specimen refusals.
Complex Office Action Responses
A Response to an Office Action issued because the Mark was held to be Merely Descriptive/Mis-descriptive, have a Likelihood of Confusion with a competing mark, Fail to Function as a Trademark, or to be Deceptive.