How can I respond to an office action?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

Generally, your response to an office action will depend on the issue raised by the IPO and the suggestions proposed by the examining attorney. Sometimes, simple amendments might be required, and you or your legal representative can resolve them by sending an email. Other times, the issue might be more complex and require you to submit additional forms containing a formal response and possibly supporting evidence. These additional forms are usually submitted to the examining attorney or via the IPO service portal.

Depending on the case, you might be able to overcome the office action. We recommend always contacting your legal representative to discuss the suggested steps and the price for additional legal work.

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