Trademark Office Actions

Intellectual Property Law Firm Representing Clients in Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret Matters


I have been working with The Cohen IP Law Group for over 16 years; they made registering all of our trademarks a breeze.

- David O.

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Los Angeles Trademark Office Action Attorney

An office action is typically a form of rejection issued by the examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. If the examiner has reviewed your application and feels that the application should be rejected or corrected, he will issue the office action. There are several different types of office actions ranging from formality rejections, such as correcting the description of the goods and services, to more substantive office actions such as the likelihood of confusion or a descriptiveness rejection. Our office prepares responses to overcome the rejection of the office action.

Here are some of the substantive trademark office action rejections that we commonly respond to:

  • Likelihood of confusion
  • Immoral or scandalous matter
  • Merely descriptive
  • Deceptively misdescriptive
  • Genericness
  • Primarily geographically descriptive
  • Primarily merely a surname


Trademarks are a form of intellectual property rights for elements that identify a product or service’s source.


Patents help those who have developed an invention and seek to protect it.