What does "Entity Clarification Required" in my office action mean?

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Written by Igor Demcak

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If your trademark office action contains a legal entity requirement, it means the USPTO is missing correct information about the legal entity of the intended owner of the trademark, i.e. individual, sole proprietor, LLC, etc.

This problem can arise if the format of the information is incorrect, leading to a discrepancy that the USPTO will then aim to resolve. This type of office action is non-substantive, meaning merely administrative, and is easy to resolve. However, be sure to double-check you really understand who the owner of the trademark will be once your registration goes through.

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