What does "Mark Description Clarification" in my office action mean?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

If the USPTO is asking for a mark description clarification in the office action, it means the current description of your figurative trademark does not sufficiently describe all of its significant aspects.

A proper description should accurately identify all literal and design elements of the mark. For example:

"The mark consists of the wording "____" in a stylised font, written in a circular fashion and inside of a circle, with two diagonal lines crossing behind that circle, all against a shaded diamond."

This type of office action is easy to overcome, and usually, all you have to do is comply with the examiner's suggested description.

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