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When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking and How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File”? Advantage of the “First-to-File” Entrepreneurs should get their Intellectual Property rights as soon as it is used in commerce. This means that as you start selling your product or services in the market it is better to get…

A trademark vs Business Name: Do you know the difference? Business Name A Business name is the official name of a person or entity that owns a company. It essentially designates the name under which a business is operated. It may or may not be trademarked but needs to be registered federally. It should be…

Overview of the Trademark classes and detailed description of mainly used classes. In Trademark Registration there is a 45 Nice classification that identifies the nature of Goods and services. It is used by the majority of countries around the world. It distinguishes between goods (1-34) and services (3-45). Different goods and services are groups into…

How does trademark protection last & what kind of trademark can be registered? VALIDITY OF REGISTERED TRADEMARK ® Trademark Protection usually lasts for ten 10 years and it can be renewed every 10 years indefinitely as long as the owner of the mark continues to use it. After the expiry date, there will be a…

What rights does trademark registration provide? Trademark Registration is protected by intellectual property rights. It is recommended that you register your trademark to protect and maintain the rights you have over your trademark. A registered trademark provides you the right to use a trademark to the exclusion of all others, in relation to the goods…

Trademark Protection on advertising slogans, advertising ideas, and concepts The slogan is a big part of your brand identity. Protecting advertising slogans, ideas & concepts can add significant value to a brand. Opting for unique, distinctive, catchy phrases that are easily distinguishable to allow consumers to identify the source of the goods or services. It…

Can we use another’s trademark?  If you want to use someone else’s trademark, you must ask the trademark owner for permission/approval to use it. Normally, if the trademark owner gives you permission to use his trademark, you may have to pay him with the amount agreed by both parties and sign a formal agreement associated…

Distinction between wordmark and trademark A wordmark is a kind of trademark that consists only of words (text-only). The word themselves might have a design (stylized font) or typographic. It can also be a combination of numbers and letters. The most example is the name of the company. A wordmark or logotype is typically a…

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