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What are some other reasons the USPTO might refuse my trademark?

In addition to likelihood of confusion (discussed above), an examining attorney will refuse registration if the trademark is:
  • Merely descriptive or deceptively misdescriptive of the goods/services
  • Primarily geographically descriptive or geographically deceptive
  • Mostly a surname
  • Solely Ornamental