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Q41. Is it possible to request accelerated examination of a trademark application?

Q41. Is it possible to request accelerated examination of a trademark application?

A41. Yes. Accelerated examination can be requested for applications when the applicant or a licensee is using or has plans to shortly begin use of the mark, and either:

(1) the applicant or licensee can demonstrate an urgent need for a decision, or
(2) the only goods or services designated in the trademark application are the actual goods and services for which use has begun or prepared for.

 If a request for accelerated examination is accepted, a first office action is issued within about two months in most cases. No official fee is required.