What if the USPTO suspends my pending trademark application?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If your pending trademark application is suspended by the USPTO, it means that the examination of your application is temporarily put on hold. The suspension can occur for various reasons, and it's a common part of the trademark registration process.

You can find the reasons for suspension in the suspension letter from the USPTO. Depending on the reason, you may need to take specific actions to address the issue.

For example, if your application is suspended due to a potential conflict with another pending application or a registered trademark, you may consider reaching out to the owner of the conflicting mark to attempt to resolve the issue amicably.

On the other hand, if the suspension is due to a pending proceeding or litigation, you need to monitor the case's progress and take appropriate action once it's resolved, but there may not be anything you can do about the suspension at the moment.

If you are unsure about how to understand or address the suspension, it's advisable to consult with a qualified trademark attorney.

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