Our trademark application is currently pending as well. We got assigned to an examiner after about 4 months, published in the federal register about a month after that, and assuming no objections are filed to the mark we should have the mark issued about 3-4 months after that. We applied in June, I don’t expect final approval until January or February. As I understand it, the lengthy process is a combination of backlogged applications and allowing time for others to object to your potential trademark before it gets approved.
> Is their any alternative to protecting your brand, i have one product line released for my brand but i actually too scared release the rest because all the hijackers.
> What would you recommendation be ?
Consult with an attorney. Even after your trademark is registered, it is your responsibility to defend your intellectual property, not Amazon’s. And if someone decides they want to sell the same item as you but do it without your brand name, trademark protection won’t help you - you’d need a patent for that. If it’s in the same listing as you but the product is different, then you’re looking at making test buys and complaining to Amazon about counterfeits.