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?
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 The Legal Bases and Reasons for Trademark Cancellation
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
A good percentage of my clients operate online-only businesses. These include businesses that make and sell products through their own websites, Amazon, or other similar platforms. I also work with businesses that offer services online, such as website design, marketing services, or providing software-related services. In fact, my own trademark law practice is conducted almost … Read more Why Should I Register My Online Business Trademark?