Letter of Protest
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- Attorney represents you at the Trademark Office
- Attorney consultation available
A Letter of Protest is an informal procedure created by and existing at the discretion of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), whereby third parties can bring to the attention of the USPTO evidence bearing on the registrability of a mark. The Letter of Protest procedure applies only to pending applications and is intended to aid in examination without causing undue delay and without compromising the integrity and objectivity of the ex parte examination process.
An attorney can submit a letter of protest on your behalf to the USPTO to inform the Office that the registration of third-party trademarks will have an adverse impact on your rights. For an affordable service fee of $800 per year in addition to a government filing fee ($100), an attorney can draft and file a Letter of Protest on your behalf. In addition, an attorney will provide you with a consultation to discuss your case.