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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 16, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    It is essential that you attach the right trade mark symbol to your trade mark, otherwise you may end up on the receiving end of some legal action.
    It is essential that you attach the right trade mark symbol to your trade mark, otherwise you may end up on the receiving end of some legal action. Many people are so used to seeing trade mark symbols but are not aware what they are or what they mean. ®  This sign is to indicate that a trade mark has been successfully registered in the UK. There is no set position in which you should attach this to your mark but the general position is at the top to the right of the mark. It is very [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 16, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Another global trip to see how trade marks are dealt with in China
    The Chinese system has similarities to the UK in the sense that trade mark registration is there to protect signs, shapes, logos and colours. It is also the same in the fact that protection in a registered trade mark lasts for an initial ten years and can be renewed indefinitely every ten years after that. However, the system does have differences to the UK so it is best to make yourself familiar with the process before moving forward with an application. Registration There are two ways in [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 16, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    A jump across the pond to see the trade mark system stateside
    When looking to build your brand, it is always important to ensure that your trade mark protection grows. It is essential to ensure that your mark is continually protected as you expand into different industries or geographical locations. A key place where businesses are looking to protect their mark is the USA. However, their system does differ to that in the UK so it is important that you are clear about what you need to do. It is first important to highlight that like in the UK, trade marks [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 16, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    While at The Trademarkoom we always promote unique and distinguishable businesses, many still think a good way of making money is to ride on the coattails of a famous brand.
    While at The Trademarkoom we always promote unique and distinguishable businesses, many still think a good way of making money is to ride on the coattails of a famous brand. And that is just what Costco have done, and they have certainly paid the price for it. Tiffany, the famous luxury jewellery brand, made a claim against the wholesalers alleging they had been producing rings with the Tiffany trade marks on and selling them at a low price to attract customers. Tiffany claimed that this [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 10, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Here are 10 reasons why The Trademarkroom should your first port of call in relation to anything trade marks.
    As The Trademarkroom has been in operation since 1999, we can safely say we are one the longest established trade mark specialists in the UK We can assure you we only perform work to a high standard, our 99% success rate reflects this. Our main focus as a business is our customers; therefore our aim is to make any application or process as stress free and smooth for you We offer a UK trade mark registration application at a very competitive rate of under £350 Inc. VAT In addition to [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 10, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    A co-existence agreement is between the existing trade mark owner and the applicant, in which the applicant promises to only use the mark in respect of a certain number of goods and services.
    When registering a trade mark, if you are trying to register a mark which has already been registered in a similar class of goods and services, it is very likely you will not succeed. If you were to register a trade mark which is similar to an existing trade mark, the owner will receive a notification of your application and is likely to file an opposition. This may spell the end of your application. However, there is a circumstance where all parties can be happy, through a co-existence [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 09, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Reputable make up brand Estée Lauder have come up fire for copycat packaging are a claim has been filed by Tatcha.
    Reputable make up brand Estée Lauder have come up fire for copycat packaging are a claim has been filed by Tatcha. Tatcha are a luxury skincare brand who also offer a line of cosmetics, including lipsticks. In April 2015 Tatcha introduced their first lipstick, Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk.  As part of its overall design, Tatcha promoted it as having an ‘elegant and striking trade dress’. This trade dress included a single coloured case with the brand displayed on the cap, a [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 08, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    While it is a cost-effective way to protect your brand, it is essential that the money is not wasted and your application has the best chance of success.
    A trade mark application is a great way to ensure that your brand is protected against any unauthorised use. While it is a cost-effective way to protect your brand, it is essential that the money is not wasted and your application has the best chance of success. In order for this to occur, it is important that you avoid a number of elements. If you were to include these elements, it is very likely your application will be refused and you will lose the investment you have made to submit the [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 07, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    It is a common misconception that an acceptance of a business name by Companies House means that business is automatically entitled to register that business name as a trade mark. This view is wrong.
      It is a common misconception that an acceptance of a business name by Companies House means that business is automatically entitled to register that business name as a trade mark. This view is wrong. Companies House are the body in the UK which regulate the incorporation of companies. It is their job to ensure that businesses are not all registered with the same name. This would of course cause confusion and could present problems as the businesses trade. However, just because [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 07, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    It is important to ensure that your trade mark covers exactly what you need it to, otherwise your mark and business will not be adequately protected.
    It is important to ensure that your trade mark covers exactly what you need it to, otherwise your mark and business will not be adequately protected. A registered trade mark can last 10 years, and indefinitely if renewed, therefore it is important that when you apply for a trade mark, you are looking ahead. You need to ensure that your mark covers you for all goods and services as well as all geographical locations your business will be involved in. However, if a new avenue of trade does [...]
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