After your trademark application is filed, the USPTO examining attorney may issues what is called an “Office Action” letter. The Office Action commonly advises the applicant of a problem with the trademark application. These problems may include lack of distinctiveness, the existence of a currently conflicting registered trademark or something else. Office Actions must be responded to within six(6) months of the application will be abandoned.

Other letters the USPTO may send the applicant include Suspension letters, an Examiner’s Amendment, and Priority Action. Responding to all of these forms of correspondence from the USPTO is critical and serious.