New York City takes the cake for filing the most trademarks last year. However, the city also had the misfortune of only seeing half of those marks registered. And it wasn't the only city to face its fair share of rejection. Less than two thirds of all filed trademarks in the United States were registered in 2013.

This infographic by Column Five and Arizona-based law firm Cook & Cook provides some tips for ensuring that your trademark has the best chance at getting registered. 

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