- Henry Park
Slow. Slower. Slowest.
If it feels like the US government has slowed down, look no farther than the USPTO to confirm your suspicions.
It used to take the USPTO approximately 3 months to issue a first office action from the filing date of a trademark application. Over the past year, it has doubled to approximately 6 months (see USPTO link).
However, 6 months is lightning fast compared to the Canadian IP Office to review a trademark application. The current delay until the first office action is estimated at 16-32 months (see link).