What does "Translation Required" in my office action mean?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If your trademark office action includes a translation requirement, it means that to permit a proper examination of your application, the examiner is asking for an English translation of a foreign wording in the mark.

This clarification can be provided online. Bear in mind that if you filed your original application as TEAS Plus (a type of application allowing for custom goods and services items to be submitted), your application will lose this status and be treated as a TEAS Standard application. As a result of losing your TEAS Plus status, you will be required to pay a processing fee of $100 per class.

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