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 Merely a Surname Refusal?
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 What Is a Primarily Geographically Descriptive Refusal?
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 USPTO Changes Specimen Requirements for Websites
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?