I have received an office action containing "non-substantive" issues. Do I have to do anything?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

Yes, even if the issues mentioned in the office action are non-substantive, it doesn't mean you should ignore the office action, as they still require a correction from you. If you don't resolve them by the deadline, you risk having your trademark application proclaimed abandoned.

Non-substantive issues involve correcting the owner data, completing the payment or providing an appropriate specimen of use. You can resolve most of them online by using an online form suggested by the examiner in the office action.

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