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What Is a Primarily Merely a Surname Refusal?

surname refusal

After the Trademark Office reviews your application, you may receive an “office action” on your application.  The office action will specify any reasons for rejection or issues that need to be addressed for your trademark application to move forward.  A common basis for rejecting an application is that the trademark is primarily merely a surname.  … Read more

What Is a Primarily Geographically Descriptive Refusal?

geographically descriptive

The Trademark Office rejects trademark applications for a wide variety of reasons.  If the attorney reviewing your application decides to reject it, you will receive an office action.  At that point, you will need to address all of the issues raised in the office action for your application to move forward.  One reason your application … Read more

The Legal Bases and Reasons for Trademark Cancellation

Reasons for Trademark Cancellation

After a trademark is registered, it is not ironclad, forever-lasting, or “bulletproof.”  The owner will need to renew their registration from time to time to keep it active.  Also, someone else can challenge the registration in a process called trademark cancellation.  There are several legal bases or reasons for trademark cancellation to occur.  In a … Read more

USPTO Changes Specimen Requirements for Websites

website specimen requirements

Once you submit your trademark application, The Trademark Office will examine it to ensure that it meets a number of standards.  If it does not, the attorney assigned to your application will issue what is referred to as an “office action.”  This document lists the problems that must be resolved for your application to move … Read more

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