Tag: merely descriptive mark

What are Supplemental Register pros and cons?

What does a registration on the Supplemental Register mean? Did you know that there are actually two different USPTO registers on which you can obtain…

What is a suggestive trademark?

What is a suggestive mark? A suggestive trademark has wording that suggests characteristics of the underlying goods or services without saying it outright. As stated…

What is acquired distinctiveness (secondary meaning)?

What is a trademark with acquired distinctiveness? Some trademarks are inherently distinctive from the start and others are not. Inherently distinctive marks generally include marks…

How to Respond to a Trademark Rejection

What is a trademark rejection? Not all trademark Office Actions are the same. Your application may receive a trademark rejection, or a registration refusal, which…

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