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How long will it take for my mark to register?

The time it takes for your trademark to register can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of your application, whether any objections or challenges are raised, and the current workload of the trademark office. Generally, the process of registering a trademark in the United States can take anywhere from several months to over a year.

As of January 2022, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the average processing time for a trademark application is approximately 9 to 12 months from the date it is filed. In fact, the USPTO has a place to see where they are in the review process, and how long it takes on average for a new trademark application to be reviewed. Check out that resource here!

After submitting your trademark application, it will undergo a review process by the trademark office, during which examiners will assess its eligibility for registration. If there are no objections or oppositions from third parties, your trademark may proceed to registration relatively quickly. However, if there are issues with your application or if objections are raised, the process may be delayed as you address these concerns. Once initially approved, there is a waiting period for other brand owners to potentially object to the approved trademark application.

It's essential to monitor the status of your trademark application regularly and respond promptly to any requests or objections from the trademark office to help expedite the registration process.

Author: Fernando Dutra.

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