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Avoiding citation and specification objections in the US

My client instructed to file a trade mark in the US. He did not wish to conduct a pre-filing search prior to the filing. An office action was subsequently issued with the following objections raised:

(a) Citation objection: 4 marks cited against my client’s application

(b) Specification objection: Further specificity and clarification on goods and services required

My client now asks if these objections could have been avoided.

This is special for the US. Citation objection To avoid citation objections, a comprehensive pre-filing search is recommended. A pre-filing search report would contain a legal opinion on the availabil ... [read more]