What is a trademark refusal?

What are the different types of trademark refusals? As much as you try to avoid it, you may receive a refusal to register your mark by the USPTO. Not all trademark refusals are the same. Some are based on similarities to prior registrations or pending applications. Other refusals may be based on descriptive qualities in […]

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What is the probability of a trademark rejection?

What is the probability of a trademark rejection or delay in a trademark application? According to the USPTO trademark dashboard, statistics show that about 43% of trademark applications filed via TEAS receive an approval without any refusals. So, less than half of trademark applications filed via TEAS will receive a “first action approval” or “first […]

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What is a trademark Office Action?

What is a trademark Office Action? When you apply to register a trademark with the USPTO, your trademark application will be assigned to a trademark examiner called an “examining attorney.” Unlike patent examiners, trademark examiners are all licensed attorneys at law. A trademark Office Action is a letter issued by the examining attorney reviewing your […]

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