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What to Do If You Receive a Trademark Refusal from the USPTO

What to Do If You Receive a Trademark Refusal from the USPTO

Author: Libby Babu VargheseDate: October 6, 2021

Many trademarks are not approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the first time around. The good news for trademark registration applicants is that rejections can be reversed.

Trademark applications can be rejected for many different reasons. While some are merely technical, others can go to the substance of your mark and/or how you plan to use it. Below are some of the most common substantive grounds:

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