Newly Filed Trademark Application; Examiner Not Assigned
U.S. Federal Trademark Application Filed; Not Yet Assigned to Examiner by USPTO
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If you have received this notice, you filed a trademark application. The application has not yet been assigned to an Examining Attorney. The USPTO will take up to six months to examine your application before issuing a preliminary refusal, or moving the application to the next step in the registration process.
At this stage, there is nothing for you to do but wait. Once an Examining Attorney has been assigned, he or she will evaluate your application and you will receive further communication.
If you have something that you need to address urgently, you will need to call the general customer service number for the USPTO. However, for most issues, it is best to wait until the USPTO has assigned an examining attorney to review your application. At that time, you can find a direct number and/or email to reach the attorney who is assigned to your file.
Note that you do not need to take any action. The USPTO will assign the application to an examiner and that examiner must respond to your application within six months of the original filing date.