Although the process of filing for wine and spirits trademarks can differ from that of beer trademarking, we don’t discriminate! At Drumm Law, we are fan of all types of alcohol — beer, wine, spirits or otherwise.

So, what does the process look like for trademarking wine and spirits?

For starters, a wine trademark takes between 6 and 12 months for an examination to be completed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

After a review is complete, and no issues or objections are found with the application, the trademark is issued. If an “Office Action” is received in response to the trademark filing, the process may take between 12 and 36 months, depending on the action that is needed.

What is an “Office Action?”

An Office Action, as defined by the USPTO, is a “letter notifying a trademark applicant that there are issues with the trademark application.” Reasons for an Office Action response can range from a trademark being too similar to that of a competitor brand/product, or not being descriptive enough.

About Drumm Law

At Drumm Law, we’re proud to offer trademark attorneys with expertise in the area of beer, breweries and brew pubs. We work with all of our clients to help them efficiently, and cost-effectively:

  • Select and file trademark applications
  • Undergo trademark clearance searches
  • Defend/file trademark application prosecution
  • Monitor trademark usage and maintenance
  • Conduct intellectual property audits
  • And more…

Contact one of our beer lawyers at Drumm Law that can help with your beer trademarking processes.