Can I overcome a CSA refusal of my trademark application?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

It is theoretically possible to overcome a CSA refusal of your trademark application, but your exact chances will depend on your goods, the laws and regulations concerning the use of the substance in question, and the actual issues raised by the examiner in the office action.

One of the approaches to overcome a CSA refusal might be proving your goods do, in fact, comply with regulations, e.g. contain a permitted amount of the substance.

Bear in mind that the substance in question has to be lawful to be sold in commerce in the whole of the US, not just in certain states. If your goods don't qualify, you can seek trademark registration on a state level instead.

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