The trademark process takes a long time, especially in the US. Do we get any pending trademarks in the meantime?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

Once you or your legal representative files a trademark application, it can take a long time until the process is finalized. In some countries, such as the UK or Switzerland, it only takes a couple of months. However, in the case of the US, the registration process might take between 12 to 18 months.

The important thing to note is that once you file your application, you will receive an official confirmation issued by the IP office. If you register your trademark successfully, the protection starts from the date of the application filing.

This way, in case someone infringes on your trademark during the time your application was pending, you can take action once you obtain the rights to the trademark in question.

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