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What Is a Deceptive Trademark Refusal?

deceptive trademark

When the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office reviews your trademark application, they are looking to make sure your trademark can be registered.  If the Examining Attorney assigned to your application finds a problem with it, they will issue an office action.  A good number of the posts on my blog are dedicated to the various … Read more

What Is a Section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion Refusal?

Likelihood of Confusion

When your trademark application is rejected, the USPTO will issue an office action explaining the rejection.  You will then have to address and overcome these issues before your application can move forward.  One of the most common rejections is the Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusal.  Unfortunately, this is also one of the most difficult … Read more

What Is a Trademark Disclaimer Requirement?

disclaimer requirement

There are many reasons that you might receive an office action once your trademark application has been reviewed.  A common reason for which you might receive an office action is that the Trademark Examining Attorney is requiring a disclaimer.  Entering a disclaimer is easy and a no-brainer in most cases.  However, disclaimers are important and … Read more

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

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