If you have filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, there is a good chance that you will be targeted as part of some scam. It is, unfortunately, pretty common for applicants to receive fake bills in the mail after filing. One such company sending out these scam invoices is WTP. … Read more WTP Trademark Scam Targets Trademark Applicants
There are many reasons why your trademark application might be rejected. One of the most common rejections occurs when your mark is merely descriptive of your products/services. As previously discussed, trademarks have varying levels of distinctiveness. The more unique/distinctive the trademark, the more protection that trademark receives. However, the opposite is also true: less distinctive … Read more What Is a “Merely Descriptive” Refusal? Can I Overcome It?
Although trademarks are the top priority on this corner of the web, for most people that simply isn’t the case. If you have filed a trademark application, you need to pay attention to the various requirements and deadlines that you will face. It is very easy to miss these things if you are not experienced … Read more Is There a Way to Save My Abandoned Application?
One of the benefits of obtaining a federal trademark registration is that it tells others that you own your trademark. They can conduct a trademark search and find your registration. Or if they come across your trademark, they will see that you are using the ® symbol. This means that you have registered your mark. … Read more Why Have an Attorney Send Your Cease and Desist Letter?