Notice of Allowance (NOA)

A Notice of Allowance (NOA) is a document issued by the trademark office that indicates that a trademark application has met the requirements for registration but is not yet registered. It is issued after the trademark office reviews the application and determines that it meets the criteria for registration, but before the trademark is officially registered.

After a trademark application is filed and reviewed, the trademark office may issue an Office Action, which is a document that notifies the applicant of any issues or objections with the application. If the applicant responds to the Office Action and overcomes any objections, or if the application was not initially rejected, the trademark office will issue a Notice of Allowance.