The Most Common Reason Your Trademark Application Will Get Denied (Episode 18)

If you are an entrepreneur who is looking to start and build a profitable brand online, one of the first things you need to do is claim the legal rights to your name.

Unfortunately, there are two huge mistakes that people make when filing trademark applications on their own that will cause their filing to get rejected. This will not only cost you a lot of time, but also a lot of money in lost filing fees.

In today’s episode we talk about the two most common reasons that a trademark application will get denied, and what you can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to you!


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The Biggest Takeaways

  1. As an online entrepreneur, you want to make sure your brand is protected
  2. The only way to ensure total protection of your name is to file a Federal Trademark.
  3. And although filing a trademark is deceptively easy, it is also deceptively hard. If you don't know what you are doing, you can easily make several mistakes that will be fatal to your application.
  4. The two biggest causes for a trademark application to get denied are that the trademark is overly descriptive, or the trademark is likely to cause confusion with another mark.
  5. Conducting a thorough and complete trademark search is the best way to avoid these problems.

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