Prior-filed application: How to deal with suspension

What is a prior-filed application? A prior-filed application is a trademark application with an earlier filing date than yours. If the USPTO trademark examining attorney sees a potential likelihood of confusion between your mark and that of the earlier-filed application, the examining attorney will note the prior-pending application in an Office Action [see TMEP 716.02(c)]. […]

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Suspended trademark application: What should you do?

What is a suspended trademark application? Certain circumstances may require that the examination of a trademark application be put on hold. A suspended trademark application is one where the trademark examiner (examining attorney) has issued a suspension notice. The notice of suspension will typically identify the reason for the suspension and the particular event that […]

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