Trademark Search If requested, a search is performed in the files of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to determine whether trademark registration or application can be found which could affect registration.
Preparation and Filing Trademark Application Once you approve preparation of a trademark application, the trademark attorney will commence preparing the application.
Trademark Examination and Publication. Once the application is approved by the examiner, the application is published in the Trademark Office Gazette affording any third party who believes they may be damaged by registration of the trademark the right to lodge an objection.
Statement of Use and Registration Once the Trademark Examiner approves the application for publication and no objection is lodged during the 30- day publication period, the application is allowed and ready for registration.
Renewal Fees After registration, renewal fees and affidavits confirming continued use in commerce must be filed to keep the trademark registered.