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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

What is a “Specimen”?

What is a “Specimen”?

A "specimen" in the context of trademark law refers to a sample of the way a trademark is being used in commerce. A specimen is

What is an Ornamental Specimen Refusal?

What is an Ornamental Specimen Refusal?

A "ornamental specimen" refusal is a type of "Specimen" refusal issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when a trademark applicant provides

What is a Trademark Opposition?

What is a Trademark Opposition?

A Trademark Opposition is a formal legal challenge to a trademark registration. It is filed by an individual or entity who believes that a recently

Should I file for an Office Action Extension of Time? 

Should I file for an Office Action Extension of Time? 

A website article about "Should I file for an Office Action Extension of Time?" would explain the circumstances under which it may be beneficial to

When do I need to file a Trademark Assignment?

When do I need to file a Trademark Assignment?

A trademark assignment is a transfer of ownership of a trademark from one party to another. The transfer can be the result of a sale,

How many times can I renew my trademark?

How many times can I renew my trademark?

A trademark can be renewed an unlimited number of times as long as the trademark is still being used in commerce and the trademark owner

Can I extend the deadline to renew my trademark?

Can I extend the deadline to renew my trademark?

A trademark renewal refers to the process of maintaining an active and valid trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Renewal

What happens if I do not renew my trademark?

What happens if I do not renew my trademark?

A trademark is a symbol, phrase, design, or combination of these that identifies the source of goods and services, and distinguishes them from those of

What is a Trademark Revival?

What is a Trademark Revival?

A trademark revival refers to the process of restoring a previously abandoned trademark registration. A trademark may become abandoned if the owner fails to use

When do I need to file a Trademark Revival?

When do I need to file a Trademark Revival?

A trademark revival is necessary when a trademark has been cancelled or expired and the owner wants to bring it back into use. The revival