For what reason might an application for registration or renewal of trademark be rejected by the Division of Business Services?

The reasons for rejection include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • An incomplete form is submitted.  All blanks must be filled in for both registration and renewal applications.
  • An acceptable specimen is not provided.  A specimen is required for both registration and renewal applications.
  • No signature.
  • Incomplete dates.  Dates must include month, day and year.
  • The application is completed in pencil.  All registration and renewal applications must be typewritten or completed in ink.
  • Failure to include the $20.00 per classification filing fee.
  • Failure to include the type of goods and/or services to be provided.
  • Failure to include the mode or manner of use.
  • Failure to include a classification in the application.
  • A new owner is listed in a renewal application.