If you are thinking about expanding your business to other countries, or run an online business that can be accessed by people all over the world, then you may want to think about protecting your brand with international trade marks. If your business isn’t protected, then someoneRead more
This is a continuation of the the first part of 5 Useful Tips For Registering A Trade Mark In The UK. Read on for tips on how to register your trade mark in the UK.
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Once you have a unique and distinctive mark, and prepared a list of goods and services, it is
The process of registering a trade mark can be complicated, which is why we highly recommend that you use a trade mark attorney or a specialist solicitor to register your trade mark. Saying that, we also understand that some people are on a tight budget and therefore cannot affordRead more
So you’ve registered your trade mark in the UK, and you’ve also applied for a Community Trade Mark to protect your business in the EU, but now you want to think about worldwide expansion. How do you go about getting a trade mark registered everywhere else?
What is an international
The process of registering a trade mark is different across the pond in the United States. Trade marks in the US are divided by categories, which are ranked by distinctiveness. This system allows the United States Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) to evaluate trade mark applications.Read more
What is a Trade Mark?
Briefly, a trade mark is a sign which can distinguish your goods/services from those of other traders. This can include: for example, words, logos, colours or a combination.
Very often companies use their trade mark as a marketing tool, not only so that customersRead more
There have been plenty of great mobile apps in recent years that have gone on to be huge successes. Some could say that app development is in its ‘golden age’ right now. The app market is huge, and by the end of next year, there will be almost 2 billion smartphone users worldwideRead more
You can search the OHIM trade mark database on our website to find out if your trade mark is available. There are over 7 million registered trade marks in the OHIM database, which is the European registry of trade marks. Save time and money by searching our fast and easy databaseRead more
From the 23rd of March, there have been changes to the EU trade mark registration process. This post has been updated to reflect those changes.
Trade mark protection is regional. A trade mark registered in the UK will only protect the brand in the UK. Companies that trade in different
Trade marks registration can be a complicated process. This is why the entire process can take between 4 to 5 months. There is no guarantee that the trade mark will be registered, but if clear guide lines are followed and a trade mark attorney is involved, your trade mark has a goodRead more