Overall, it can take around a year to register a trademark from the time of submitting the application.
It starts with filing the initial application, which will need to include information like the owner of the trademark, what type of goods and services the trademark is connected to, and “filing basis” (your “basis”/reason for being able to register the trademark, like use in interstate commerce). Once the application is filed, it will take around 3 months to be assigned to an examiner, and usually up 1-3 months for the examiner to review the application. The examiner will then either approve the application, reach out to discuss small issues with the application, or send an “Office Action” listing significant issues with the application, in which case you have 6 months to respond. If your response isn’t to the examiner’s satisfaction, your registration is usually declined. If the application gets approved or if your response is to the examiner’s satisfaction, in a few months the application will be published for 30 days so the public can object to the mark. If there are no objections, in about a month after publication, the mark is officially registered!
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