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What happens after my document is filed?

After a trademark application is filed, a trademark examining attorney is assigned to your case who begins to examine your application. Upon examination, you may receive correspondence from the trademark office which is commonly called an "Office Action". You will have a specified period of time (generally six months) to respond to any questions or clarifications raised in this correspondence. Once the Examiner is satisfied with the application, it may be published for opposition. Provided there is no opposition, a registration certificate may then be issued.

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