Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if my trademark application isn't approved?
If your trademark application isn't approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there are several implications. Firstly, it's important to note that the filing fee you paid during the application process is non-refundable. This means that even if your application is rejected, you won't get your money back. The information you provided on your application will also become public, regardless of the outcome. If your application is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. This process can be complex and may require the assistance of a trademark attorney. A professional can help you navigate the appeal process, provide valuable resources and information, and increase your chances of getting your application approved. It's also worth noting that if your trademark isn't approved, you lose the benefits associated with registering a trademark. These include the ability to sue anyone who uses your trademark without your permission, the right to place the trademark symbol next to your logo, the opportunity to sell or license your brand, and the ease of obtaining registration in other countries.
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