Registering a trademark allows trademark owners with several advantages in terms of using and protecting. It provides a legal presumption of ownership and rights to use your own trademark in connection with goods or services. If you secure your trademark registration it will protect the brand, and also prevent anyone from using similar trademarks. There are several benefits of trademark registration in UAE some of them are listed below:
Advantages of Registering a Trademark
There are some the benefit of registering a trademark in UAE are as follows
- Brand stability: Trademark registration provides you with strong stability to cultivate a stronger presence in front of consumers. Trademark naturally builds a brand perception of authenticity and transparency among the brand’s consumers. This will enhance the brand valuation and function efficiently without any legal hurdles.
- Valuable Asset: Trademark is a valuable asset for you and your brand. The value of any trademark is directly co-related to the business reputation of the service provided. Trademark promotes the way for expansion from one industry to another. Trademarks can be sold, bought, licensed or at times used as a security interest to secure a loan for your business.
- Trademark Protection: Trademarks will secure you from unfair practices such as the use of the deceptively similar mark by anyone that can cause confusion in consumers. One of the best advantages of a trademark provides you legal protection from such unfair practices. Trademark also improves the possibility to recover damages and can also be pursued for legal action against infringement.
Legal Advantages of Trademark Registration
Advantages in Court
A registered trademark is a valid proof of ownership. When a business or individual proceeds to enforce its trademark rights in litigation, the business or individual will have the ability to prove its rights through a certificate of registration issued by the relevant authority. The ability to provide trademark rights through an issued certificate may avoid the possibility of producing documents to prove the intention of the use of trademark and also it was not generic, descriptive, or confusingly identical to another trademark. Below mentioned are few legal benefits for registering a trademark:
The legal reason that you should register your trademark is that if there is somebody that infringes a trademark, it can be served as legal evidence in the court.
A trademark registration will be evidence of legal rights in a product or services provided. The registration certificate can be provided as legal validity on the trademark.
Once a trademark is registered, the owner may apply for an indisputable status for the trademark. If the registered status is granted, it can eliminate many different challenges another individual may have for the trademark. An indisputable trademark cannot be challenged for (1) being confusingly similar to another trademark, (2) being functional.
Seek injunction (An injunction is a legal remedy or an order from the court that compels a party to refrain from specific acts).
The application of trademark registration is strong evidence in regard to the use of a trademark. If anyone infringes or use a similar logo/name, which is enough to confuse the potential consumers or clients. A registered owner of a trademark may seek an injunction from the court.
The owner of the trademark may claim damages for loss occurred. The owner may claim damages for (not limited to)
- Profit loss
- Injury to goodwill or reputation of the trademark
Trademark registration has to be initiated efficiently Al Raqeem will conduct a background search and provides a high degree of specialization in Registration of trademarks. We have a team of experts for managing the intellectual property laws for many clients. For further information please contact us.