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Q: If I apply for a trademark through legal zoom and the trademark office turns down the application, can I try another one, or do I pay another fee to legal zoom?

A: If the USPTO issues a refusal, you will have the opportunity to petition the refusal directly with the USPTO. If the petition is denied, you will need to start the trademark process from the beginning. Please visit our Trademark Education Center at http://www.legalzoom.com/trademarks-guide/trademarks-service-mark-defini... to view Grounds for Refusal of a Trademark.

Q: When the trademark office examines my application, do they refer to thier own database for similar entries, or are thier other sources that they search as well? do you know what these other sources are?

A: The USPTO will conduct a search on the federal database for similar marks. You may conduct a search free of charge on the USPTO website using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) at http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=login&p_lang=English&p_d=trmk .

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