The Value of a Good Trademark Attorney: Optimizing Office Action Response Acceptance Rates
In the second quarter of 2022, the USPTO reported a 55.1% provisional refusal rate for initial TEAS Plus filings and a staggering 85.4.% provisional refusal rate for TEAS Standard filings. If your trademark application is refused, you want someone fighting for you with a proven track record of success. As a trademark-focused law firm, our experienced legal team has the specialized knowledge and expertise to optimize your chances of obtaining a federal trademark registration.
The Sladkus Law Group is pleased to report its Office Action (refusal) response acceptance rates from 2018 – present. When compared to the average acceptance rates for all Office Action responses filed with the USPTO, The Sladkus Law Group has significantly higher rates of approval for every refusal type across the board. For example, The Sladkus Law Group’s Office Action response acceptance rate for Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusals, the most common type of substantive refusal issued by the USPTO, is 25% higher than average. Similarly, The Sladkus Law Group’s Office Action response acceptance rate for merely descriptive, geographically descriptive, and surname refusals are at least 20% higher than average. See the table below for a breakdown of The Sladkus Law Group vs. USPTO average Office Action response acceptance rates categorized by refusal type.
Office Action Response Acceptance Rates – The Sladkus Law Group vs. USPTO Average