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Other than the likelihood of confusion, what are some other reasons an examining attorney refuses registration?

Registration may be refused if the mark is:

• Descriptive for the goods/services;
• A geographic term;
• A surname;
• Ornamental as applied to the goods.

If you encounter any of these refusals, an attorney representing you can assist you in determining the course of action.

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