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Can You Use A Trademark That Was Rejected By The USPTO?

  Clients who have recently had their trademarks refused often ask, “can you use a trademark that was rejected by the USPTO?” A trademark rejection from the United States Patent and Trademark Office does not necessarily mean the process is over. A rejected trademark may still be used in the marketplace, but those that were rejected due to too many similarities with another trademark may need to be reevaluated. Additionally, trademark refusals by the USPTO may be appealed [...]

Adding Additional Classes (Goods And Services) To Your Existing Trademark

Trademark applications are final, meaning adding additional classes to a trademark is not possible once the application has been filed. Therefore, anyone in the process of preparing a trademark application should consider all relevant classes that should be added before applying. Trademark owners who want to add additional classes to an existing trademark may need to file a new trademark application. For more information on trademarks and other intellectual property matters, contact the intellectual property attorneys of War IP Law [...]

How To Avoid Trademark Renewal Scams

  According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), trademark renewal scams are on the rise. Countless companies with names that appear to be government entities are fooling consumers each year. The USPTO provides a list of companies to be wary of, and many of them sound very legitimate. At War IP Law PLLC, our team of Washington, D.C. intellectual property attorneys assist clients with the trademark and patent process. Whether you would like to obtain [...]

How to Prove Your Trademarks are in Commercial Use

  Obtaining a trademark for your business that sells goods or provides services is no easy task. To be granted a trademark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you must go through a rigorous process. Trademarks are specifically intended for businesses that sell goods or services across state lines, and therefore, are a part of interstate commerce. If you determine that a trademark or service mark is appropriate for your business, you will have to [...]

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