Category: PTO Practice

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Trademark Reexamination and Expungement

Reexamination and expungement – a potential cost saving alternative to cancellation proceedings The Trademark Modernization act added two new procedures called “expungement” and “reexamination” for contesting trademark registrations, and added “nonuse” as a new ground for cancellation proceedings. Expungement and reexamination proceedings can be filed by any third party. The initial burden is on a petitioner…
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How much does it cost to get a patent?

How much does it cost get a patent on an idea? It varies. There are three approaches: OPTION 1: File your own patent application The cheapest way is to simply file your own patent application, where the only fees you have to pay are the official US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) fees. USPTO Fees…
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How do you respond to a patent office action?

If you’ve received an Office action from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) after you’ve submitted your patent application, what now? What type of patent office action is it? If it is a rejection, then most likely the patent office is pointing out a problem with your application. This could lead to an…
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