What is a "specimen illegible" trademark refusal?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If your trademark specimen has been refused due to illegibility, it means the examiner couldn't sufficiently examine the mark or the goods/services because the specimen was too small, blurry, taken from afar, taken at a skewed angle, or otherwise visually defective.

This refusal can be easily overcome if you can submit a picture that clearly shows the mark and the goods/services it is labelling.

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