What is a non-final office action?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

A non-final office action is a formal communication issued by a trademark examiner in response to a trademark application. It's called "non-final" because it is typically not the last action in the examination process and does not indicate that the application is in danger of being abandoned.

In the office action, the examiner will list the issue(s) with the application and refer to relevant sections of the trademark act. They will also include ways in which the applicant can amend the application.

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