The Trademark Timeline

Trademark Timeline: Didn’t I file a trademark about six months ago?  Did that trademark become registered? Why haven’t I heard from my lawyer?

Well, there’s good news. If you haven’t been informed otherwise by your lawyer within a years time frame this is completely normal as the trademark registration process on average will take roughly one year –depending on if you receive any objections or requests by the government. This is also why it’s very important to respond to any notifications you receive.  Further, if requested information is not supplied in a timely manner, it’s highly likely that the trademark will go abandoned.

To better outline the process, your trademark will go through on its path to registration we have displayed the below trademark timelines.

For trademarks that were active at the time of the filing 1(a):




For trademarks that were not active at the time of the filing 1(b):







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RAJ ABHYANKER, is the founding partner of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide. Raj is a winner of the American Bar Association Legal Rebel award, and the Fastcase 50 Legal Innovation Award. In addition, Raj was an economic policy adviser to the Chief Technology Officer of the United States White House for the America Invents Act, and invited speaker at the Association of California Bar Associations conference, and an invited speaker at the U.S. District Court (9th district) Judge Aiken conference on Innovations in Law, Science, & Technology. He has been quoted in the ABA Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fast Company magazine.