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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 any of:

(1) the applicant or licensee can demonstrate an urgent need for a decision;
(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,or
(3) the only goods or services designated in the trademark application are the goods and services listed in the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Trademark Act and Examination Guidelines for Similarity of Goods and Services etc.

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.