What does Patent Pending Mean?
You can only use the patent pending notice after your patent application is complete. There is a penalty for saying "patent pending," if the application has not been submitted yet. If you state, "patent pending" before you have applied for a patent, you are committing fraud on the Patent Office.
Patent pending starts from the time you submit a patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It ends when they grant or deny you a patent. Most applications are pending for one to three years. However, it can take three to five years or longer for applications involving software or electronics.
Micro Mini Metal LLC has filed both a Provisional and Utility Patent on our Tool.
We have also filed a Trademark Application for CuRVE™ which contains the concept of using the Cu elemental description for copper and the capital RVE components. We also claim Trademark on The Ultimate No Touch Tool™
You can see our trademark application published in the USPTO Trademark Gazette. USPTO Trademark Gazette