The Trademark Ex Parte Appeals Process
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division The 201 Practice Series: Beyond the Basics © 2010 American Bar Association. All Rights Reserved. The Trademark Ex Parte Appeals Process By Adam Walker The trademark ex parte appeals process begins when the appellant receives an office action, a letter from the assigned examining attorney detailing the legal status of the application, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”). The appellant must submit an...