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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 25, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    There are many companies offering a trade mark registration services, but The Trademarkroom are the most cost effective and business friendly option and should be your choice!
    With technology developing and businesses building, the need and demand for registered trade marks and assistance from experts is growing. Therefore, it is essential you choose the best firm of trade mark experts to aid you. The Trademarkroom is that firm. Having been in operation since 1999, we are one of the longest established trade mark specialists with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Our aim is to ensure that any business you conduct with us, whether that is a trade mark search, [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 25, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    It is important you know what is required and what should be avoided when looking to protect your brand.
    DO make your mark distinctive. A trade mark should be a clear representative of your business therefore it is essential that it is unique to you. This will also allow you to attract customers over and above your competitors. DO NOT copy another brand. While it may be tempting to give yourself a foot up on the ladder by using the attraction and recognition of another brand, this is not the route to pursues. Not only is it very unlikely you will gain registration of this mark, you will be subject [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 25, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    It is important that you protect your business name or logo in the right area and with the right mark to ensure you have secure protection.
    There are a number of different trade marks established, all with differing benefits and disadvantages. It may not be clear exactly what trade mark registration may be right for you but this guide will briefly explain them to you so you can have a better understanding of your options. UK Trade mark As the name suggests this is a mark registered in the UK. This can be a logo, word or phrase, even a combination of the three, and will only have the ability to be protected within the UK. Dealt [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 21, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Your business is unique to you and how you have worked hard to build it, so why shouldn’t your business name be unique too.
    Your business is unique to you and how you have worked hard to build it, so why shouldn’t your business name be unique too. There are many elements that come together to make a successful business, but there are fewer for a successful trade mark. The most important characteristic of a successful trade mark is distinctiveness. A trade mark is there to be a brand indicator and allow consumers to identify you and your products or services above any other brands. It is therefore crucial [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 21, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Register your trade mark or fall back on potential unregistered rights
    Registered Trademark Rights You can protect your brand name, logo or slogan by registering them as trade marks. This is the best form of protection for your brand. If you are successful in your application a registered trademark will allow you to: 1. Take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters 2. Put the ® symbol next to your brand - to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it 3. Sell and license your brand [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 18, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    To compliment the changes made in March last year, October 1st 2017 will see the system change once again.
    The EU trade mark system has gone under a number of changes in recent years to become the system it is today. However, it seems the changes have not yet finished. To compliment the changes made in March last year, October 1 st 2017 will see the system change once again. There will be a number of additions and removals for trade mark owners and representatives to get used to. A summary of changes are as follows: ‘Graphical Representation’ requirement removed This is a key [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 15, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    While many people are aware of the most common forms of a registered trade mark, which are a word, phrase or logo, it is relatively unknown that trade marks can expand further.
    Not only are two dimensional shapes and logos clear for registration but also 3D trade marks also have been accepted as suitable trade marks by the UK Intellectual Property Office. There are also more common than you may think. When reaching for your favourite Coca Cola branded product from your local shop, you are in fact picking up a registered three dimensional mark. The Coca-Cola bottle which is unique in its shape and design was successfully registered as a trade mark in its 3D form. [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 15, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    All may not be lost if your trade mark application is refused
    When you have put your hopes on your trade mark application, it can be disappointing when the outcome is not what you were expecting. However, all is not lost, your battle for protection is not over. The first thing to do is to talk to the trade mark experts, The Trademarkroom! We will be able to give you more clarity on why your application was not accepted and the next steps you can take to rectify it. If your application was refused due to your mark being too descriptive, you will need to [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 12, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    A complete overview of the application process of a trade mark, allowing you to be clear of the process and know what to expect.
    A complete overview of the application process of a trade mark, allowing you to be clear of the process and know what to expect. Stage 1: Development The first stage of registering a trade mark, may be obvious, but it is to actually develop your trade mark. This may seem a straightforward step but it can take a substantial amount of time and effort to ensure you are happy with the branding you have chosen and that will be attached to your business for years to come. It must be unique and [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 12, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    After legal back and forth, a bid to protect ‘BREXIT’ as a trade mark in the European Union has been a success.
    After legal back and forth, a bid to protect ‘BREXIT’ as a trade mark in the European Union has been a success. The application was made by Brexit Drinks Ltd who are based in the UK. The application was made in respect of brewery products, energy drinks, cigarettes and other goods of a similar nature. The application seemed deemed to fail as the EU IPO examiner who initially considered the application deemed ‘BREXIT’ as both descriptive and offensive. The examiner [...]
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