If the US Government has any concern with your application they will issue a notice called an Office Action. There are two major types of office actions, technical and substantive. An Office Action must be responded to within six months of the date the US Government issues it. Moreover, the US Government will not remind you that the deadline is approaching to file an Office Action response. If you do not respond your application within the time required it will be abandoned and all of your rights will be lost.
Technical Office Actions
If we filed your trademark application:
If we filed your trademark application: If we have filed your trademark application we will handle any Office Action which requests clarification or additional information at no additional charge. That’s right. We said Free!
If we did not file your trademark application
If we did not file your application but you want us to represent you with regard to the Office Action, which you have received requesting clarification or additional information or the resolution of a technical error, we are happy to do that. Our flat rate for these services are $250.00.
Substantive Office Actions
Occasionally, in response to a trademark application the USPTO issues a “substantive office action.” A substantive office action could be issued for several reasons; two examples of a substantive office action are when the examiner believes that your proposed trademark is: 1) merely descriptive or 2) confusingly similar to an existing trademark (a “likelihood of confusion”). Our rate for these services are at $250.00 per hour as it is difficult to know the amount of time necessary to resolve your particular problem. However, we will always provide an estimate in writing before we begin work.
We can help you respond to any Office Action. Whether it’s responding to an administrative request, correcting a technical requirement with the application or appealing a denial of your application.