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What Is a “Merely Descriptive” Refusal? Can I Overcome It?

merely descriptive

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 Specimen Refusal? What Are My Options?

specimen refusal

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

Title Trademarks vs. Title of a Single Work

Title Trademarks

There are many reasons that your trademark application may be rejected by the Trademark Office.  One possible reason is that your mark is the title of a single creative work.  Make sure that you understand the unique rules of title trademarks before filing your application.  This blog post will give you an overview of this … Read more

Request for Reconsideration After Final Office Action

Request for Reconsideration

After you file a trademark application, you might have to respond to an office action.  The Trademark Office will send you an office action if they have questions or issues regarding your application.  Some of these are easy to fix.  But others will make it nearly impossible for you to register your trademark.  If the … Read more

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