* Trademark Preliminary Amendment

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Preliminary amendments, as the name suggests, can only be filed before the USPTO has acted on the application. One case when it makes sense to file a preliminary amendment is when there are multiple pending trademark applications and an examiner has acted on an earlier one but not on a later one. In this case, amending the later-filed application can preemptively avoid the same problems that the earlier-filed application encountered.

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