Why does my office action state I need the consent of a living individual?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If your trademark identifies a particular living individual, the USPTO will ask you for their written consent for the use of your mark. You can use the format suggested by the USPTO in the office action for the consent letter. Once you submit it, your registration should resume.

If the examiner's assessment is a mistake and your mark doesn't identify a living individual, you can submit a statement to that effect.

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