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Difference between State TM and Federal TM <\/div> ","content":"
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  1. Likelihood of Confusion <\/b>

    A refusal based on \u201clikelihood of confusion\u201d is one that will require an attorney to address. The refusal suggests that your trademark is too similar to another registered or applied-for trademark. An attorney will attempt to overcome the refusal with legal and factual arguments. <\/p> <\/li>\n\t\t\t

  2. Merely Descriptive Refusal <\/b>

    A refusal based on the trademark being \u201cmerely descriptive\u201d is one that will require an attorney address. A merely descriptive trademark is one that only describes the services or products on which the mark is used. If a prospective trademark is merely descriptive it cannot serve to identify the source of the goods or services. An attorney will attempt to overcome the refusal with legal and factual arguments. <\/p> <\/li>\n\t\t\t

  3. Any issue, including those listed in the section above, that you do not feel comfortable handling pro se. <\/b>

    Please note that this is not an exhaustive listing of possible bases for refusal <\/p> <\/li>\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t<\/ol> \n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t <\/div> <\/div>"}