Trademark applications complete a process known as prosecution before they become registered. The first step is a review by the USPTO to ensure the application meets certain requirements. I have state of the art software which helps me track the prosecution status for all the records I handle.
If the government issues a refusal, the applicant has six months to respond. The application becomes abandoned if a response is not filed in a timely manner. While responding immediately is usually the best course, this is not always true and sometimes it is not possible. I make sure we do not lose track of the deadlines.
I helped Jill begin the brand protection process before her business opened. Months after filing the application, I discussed the minor issues presented by the USPTO and learned that she was about to open her store. I recommended that we wait to respond to the USPTO issues until we could also claim her brand was in use, thus saving her time and money.
I’m a good fit for the business owner with too much on his plate. Set up a three-way lunch meeting with me, and I’ll make sure he enjoys what is on his plate.