Once received, your application joins the line for Examination at the Trademark Office. After about 6 months, the Trademark Examiner will send a letter called an Office Action or Examiner’s Report, indicating what objections he or she may have to registration of the proposed trademark. Objections usually revolve around confusion with other trademarks on the registry, descriptiveness of the mark or the descriptions of the wares and services. A Response must be made within the specified time, usually six months. If the issues are resolved, the Examiner then sends the trademark application on to the next step, which is publication in the Trademark Journal.