Each year, thousands of companies seek to register their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. But there is an interesting fact that nationally-advertised trademark registration services do not publish: over 33% of trademark applications get refused by the U.S. Trademark Office.
That’s right: obtaining a trademark registration is more complicated than LegalZoom would like you to believe.
Even after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has preliminarily approved a trademark application, any company or individual who believes that it may be injured by the registration has the right to object to the trademark application. This is done by preparing and filing a Notice of Opposition with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.