Tag: likelihood of confusion

Why Your Trademark Arguments Will Fail: How to Win an Office Action Rejection

Why Certain Trademark Arguments Are Irrelevant Certain trademark arguments are destined to fail. Even when great points are made, they will fall on deaf ears.…

How To Avoid Trademark Confusion

What are similar trademarks? Maybe it’s just me, but it sure seems like the USPTO has become more aggressive in refusing registration of trademarks. The…

What is a crowded field of third party registrations?

Has your trademark application received a Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion rejection? So your trademark application has been refused registration on the basis that your…

Trademark application rejections: Reasons why and how to respond

Why do trademark applications get rejected? Most trademark applications are not approved on their first go-around according to USPTO trademark statistics. Only 34.4% of TEAS…

What is a trademark consent agreement?

What is a trademark consent agreement? A trademark consent agreement is a written agreement between two trademark owners stating that their respective marks are not…

What is trademark priority?

Trademark Priority: Determining Who Was First Trademark rights in the US generally belong to the one who was first to use the mark in commerce.…

Likelihood of Confusion: How to Win the Not Similar Argument

What is the purpose of a trademark? A trademark serves to indicate the source of goods or services (in this post, I’ll refer to both…

What is a trademark knockout search?

How do we identify the risk of likelihood of confusion rejections before filing a trademark application? A trademark knockout search generally refers to a pre-filing…

Coexistence Agreement: a Cost-Effective Response to a Likelihood of Confusion Refusal?

What is a likelihood of confusion rejection? A rejection on the grounds of likelihood of confusion is basically a refusal to register your mark because…

What can go wrong if you lose a TTAB trademark case?

What are the consequences of losing a TTAB trademark opposition or cancellation? So you have applied to register a trademark and everything has proceeded smoothly…

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