One of the greatest frustrations my clients and I have is trying to find the right trademark for them. It can be a difficult process. You want to promote your business with a memorable and catchy name that you can market. However, it often feels like other businesses have already taken the best names. Doing … Read more Can I Cancel an Abandoned Trademark Registration?
There are many reasons why a trademark application may be rejected by the USPTO. The “specimen refusal” is one of the more common rejections. Applicants that file without the help of a trademark attorney frequently run into this problem. In this post, I will explain the purpose of the specimen, look at some of the … Read more What Is a Specimen Refusal? What Are My Options?
Have you received a Notice of Allowance letter from the Trademark Office? If so, that means that you filed your application on an intent to use basis. You are now in the home stretch of the trademark application process! The issuance of the Notice of Allowance means that your application has been approved. It also … Read more What Is a Notice of Allowance? What’s Next for My Application?
When filing a trademark application, you will need to provide contact information for the Trademark Office. The information that you provide (in most cases) will be public. This gives scammers the opportunity to reach out and see if they can trick people into giving them money. WTMR (World Trademark Register) is one such company. They … Read more WTMR Scam Letters Sent to Trademark Applicants