FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What Happens If You Don't Respond to Correspondence from Trademarks Office in Time?

Responding to the trademark office on time can mean the difference between a trademark being accepted or abandoned. Trademark Factory’s Andrei Mincov explains more:


What A Missed Dealing Can Mean for Trademarking Your Brand

Let's say you've got the letter from the Trademarks Office and they tell you to do something or they tell you why they don't think your trademark is registrable or anything.

So what happens if you would miss that deadline when trademarking your brand?

In most cases that will lead your trademark product to be deemed abandoned. So you have to be very, very careful not to miss those deadlines. Most of them are hard deadlines and cannot be extended. You want to avoid extensions if possible, but there are times this is necessary when trademarking your brand.

Getting Extensions on Trademark Products

You can extend the time for your responses on many occasions but you have to apply for that extension before the original deadline runs out. 

Any trademark company will tell you to file that extension as soon as possible. These are granted on occasion, but it’s better to try to trademark products within the existing deadlines.

It is very difficult to revive the time for you to respond after the deadline is expired. In most cases, it's impossible. So you have to be very, very careful about not missing those deadlines. 

Keeping up with a deadline could mean the difference between trademarking your brand and starting the process all over.

Did I say you have to be very careful?

Well, I will say it again! You do have to be very careful not to miss those deadlines. If you miss them, you or your trademark company might have no other choice than to resubmit. Nobody wants to go through that.

Trademark Factory: A Trademark Company That Will Help You Get Your Application in On-Time

And really that's why it's of benefit to have somebody who will take care of your application

Because we are trained to make sure that none of those deadlines ever get missed and it's a lot easier for us to take care of it than it is for you. 

Because you have a business to run and not missing deadlines is our business. We’re a trademark company that takes deadlines very seriously when trademarking your brand.


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