Does an office action response cost anything?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

An office action response itself usually doesn't cost anything. The initial fee for trademark registration covers the whole process, including examining and resolving potential issues.

However, it's important to note that you might incur other indirect costs, such as attorney fees. If you need to gather additional evidence to support your case, such as consumer surveys, that can also add up to the overall cost.

On the other hand, some office actions are merely formal. For example, if you need to correct the domicile address, you can usually do so yourself.

Therefore, the total price will depend on the complexity of the case and your attorney's fees, if applicable. If you are using the services of a legal professional, they should read the office action, walk you through your options, estimate the chances of success and present their quote for each of them.

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