Trademark Application Timelines


Use-Based Trademark Applications

For use-base trademark applications – application where the mark is currently in use in commerce, assume TrademarkAuthority filed your use-based U.S. Trademark Application on January 1, 2013.

Intent-to-Use (ITU) Trademark Appications

For Intent-to-Use Trademark Applications, after the USPTO publishes the mark for Opposition and assuming no third party opposes, the USPTO will issue a Notice of Allowance (NOA). In order to achieve registration, you must demonstrate current use of the mark on each of the listed goods and services, as well as indicate the date of your first use (sale of goods or services) and submit a specimen of such use.

The USPTO provides six (6) months to file a Statement of Use (SOU). If you have not commenced use within this first six month period and you want to maintain rights in the mark, you are required to file a Request for an Additional Six Months to File a Statement of Use. The USPTO allows up to five (5) extensions – one every six months after issuance of the NOA.

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