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 fans of all types of alcohol — beer, wine, spirits, or otherwise. Here is what you need to know to trademark liquor or wine.

What is The Process to Trademark Liquor or Wine

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

Upon completion of the review, the trademark is issued if there are no issues or objections to the application. If an “Office Action” is received in response to the trademark filing, the process may take between 12 and 36 months, depending on the needed action.

What is a Trademark Office Action?

The USPTO defines an Office Action as 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 a competitor’s brand/product or not being descriptive enough.

Hire Drumm Law as Your Trademark Liquor Attorney

At Drumm Law, we’re proud to offer trademark attorneys with expertise in beer, liquor, wine, breweries, and 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 liquor trademarking processes.