Trademark Application Amendment by Examiner's Amendment - Priority Action
U.S. Trademark Application Examiner's Amendment Priority Office Action
EXAMINER'S AMENDMENT PRIORITY ACTION MAILED; examiner's amendment; office action; non-final office action; final trademark refusal; refusal to register a trademark; examiner's amendment to trademark application; trademark application; federal trademark application; federal trademark registration
If you received this notice, the Examining Attorney has amended your application with a minor change or has offered to do so. Because the issues are likely minor and can be addressed quickly, the office action is a priority action. You can respond within two months and then the Examiner will respond on an expedited basis.
In most cases, the examiner's amendment will be a disclaimer of a descriptive word. The USPTO rules prohibit registration of a descriptive mark, but a mark that has distinctive words as well as descriptive words will register as long as the applicant disclaims exclusive rights to the descriptive word or words in the mark. Examiner's will also use an examiner's amendment to make a minor change to the way the goods or services are described or fix a clear mistake by the applicant.
Trademark examiners often reach out directly to the applicant or to the attorney of record and discuss examiner's amendments by email or telephone. In some cases, the applicant can respond to the trademark examiner in the same way.