Traverse Legal, PLC is a private, independent law firm. Neither the law firm nor its attorneys and staff are endorsed by, affiliated with, connected to, sponsored by, approved by, or associated with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Trademark Trials and Appeal Board (TTAB), or any other governmental entity. While Traverse Legal, PLC and its attorneys appear before and argue trademark matters handled by the TTAB, we are not the TTAB.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is responsible for the registration and prosecution of trademarks. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is responsible for proceedings to decide matters related to trademarks. These proceedings include appeals from USPTO Examining Attorneys’ denial of registration of a mark, opposition proceedings filed against trademark applications, trademark cancellation proceedings, and concurrent use proceedings. TTAB administrative proceedings are similar to court proceedings in that a judge presides over the proceeding. In addition, particular rules govern the practices and procedures in front of the TTAB. These rules are captured in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual or Procedure, also known as the TBMP.
Traverse Legal can serve as your trademark attorney for all TTAB matters. We have experience with trademark registrations, trademark litigation, and TTAB proceedings and can offer flat fee alternatives to suit your particular goals. Contact a TTAB attorney today to discuss TTAB needs or call us toll free at 866.936.7447.