In the United
States, the registration process consists of several steps.
- First, the trademark owner files an
application to register the trademark;
- About three months after submitting the
application, the application is reviewed by an examiner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office;
- If the application violates any
requirements, the examiner will issue an Office Action requesting the applicant to resolve certain issues or submit additional documents prior to registering the trademark;
- If the US Patent and Trademark Office
examiner approves the application, it will be“published an objection”. During these 30-day objections, third parties who may be affected by the registration of the trademark may submit an opposition
procedure to stop the registration of the trademark;
- Finally, if there is no objection and
the trademark is officially approved, the trademark will be registered in due course.