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Identification of Goods and Services

Identification of Goods and Services

A trademark application identifies the specific goods and services that the trademark owner will be using the trademark in connection with. This is referred to

What are the benefits of using an attorney to file your trademark application?

What are the benefits of using an attorney to file your trademark application?

Filing a trademark application can be a complex process, and using an attorney can provide several benefits. Here are a few reasons why using an

When do I need to file a trademark renewal?

When do I need to file a trademark renewal?

A trademark renewal is the process of maintaining and preserving a registered trademark. It is required to be filed within a certain period of time,

What is the chance of overcoming the refusals in an Office Action?

What is the chance of overcoming the refusals in an Office Action?

A trademark office action is an official notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that states the reasons why your trademark application

“Principal” and “Supplemental” Registers

“Principal” and “Supplemental” Registers

The Principal Register is a listing of trademarks maintained by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Trademarks are granted a listing on the

What is a “Name of an Artist” Refusal?

What is a “Name of an Artist” Refusal?

A "name of an artist" trademark refusal occurs when a trademark application is denied because the name being applied for is primarily the name of

What is a “Title of a single creative work” refusal?

What is a “Title of a single creative work” refusal?

Your trademark won’t register if it’s only used as the title of a single creative work. However, if your trademark is the name or title

What is a “Merely Descriptive” Issue

What is a “Merely Descriptive” Issue

A "merely descriptive" issue (2(e)(1) in USPTO classification) refers to a rejection of a trademark application because the applied-for mark is considered to merely describe

What is a “Primarily Geographically Descriptive” refusal?

What is a “Primarily Geographically Descriptive” refusal?

A "Primarily Geographically Descriptive" refusal is a reason for rejection given by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when an applicant attempts to

What is a “Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive” refusal?

What is a “Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive” refusal?

A "Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive" refusal is a type of refusal issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the trademark registration

What is a “Primarily Merely a Surname” refusal?

What is a “Primarily Merely a Surname” refusal?

A "primarily merely a surname" refusal is a reason for denying a trademark application provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when

What is a “Functional” Refusal?

What is a “Functional” Refusal?

A Section 2(e)(5) Functionality refusal is a rejection by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of a trademark application based on functionality. A