TMEP 709.06: Interviews Prior to Filing Application

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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709.06    Interviews Prior to Filing Application

No interviews are permitted before the filing of an application.  If a party has general questions about how to file an application, he or she can call the Trademark Assistance Center at (571) 272-9250 or (800) 786-9199. See TMEP §108.02.

USPTO employees cannot give advice on trademark law.  It is inappropriate for USPTO personnel to give legal advice, to act as a counselor for individuals, or to recommend a qualified practitioner. 37 C.F.R. §2.11.