Doing it right

(Warning: A trademark prosecution geek post.)

Seven months and one week. That’s about my record, from filing to issuance of the registration certificate, for a use-based application:

It doesn’t always go this smoothly or quickly – sometimes you file with an ID that you actually want the PTO to help you fine-tune; other times you’re blindsided by a refusal ground that comes from left field. And of course, there are very important reasons for filing based on intent to use, which can significantly increase the filing-to-registration time span. But it’s reassuring to know that the system can work efficiently and (relatively) quickly when you get it all right up front.

You made it through this dry technical stuff? Have a doggy photo!