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  • Posted by TMR TMR on July 11, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Before you file to register your trade mark, you are required to provide and identify the goods and/or services in which you wish to seek protection for your mark.
    Before you file to register your trade mark, you are required to provide and identify the goods and/or services in which you wish to seek protection for your mark.   These goods and services are divided into 45 classes which you can find using a classification system. Classes 1 – 34 are generally used for products, whereas classes 35 to 45 are used to identify services. Each class does not always include all that can be covered but will give you a general indication as to what it can [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on July 11, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    A trade mark can last forever, as long as you renew it.
    Renewing your trade mark is a fundamental process to keep full protection of your registered mark. Once your mark has been registered, it will have protection for 10 years from the date in which it was filed. Following its renewal, you will have protection for your mark for an additional 10 years thereafter. As long as you remember to renew your mark every decade, you will continue to maintain your protection indefinitely. You can apply to renew your trade mark 6 months prior to its expiration [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on July 11, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    There are several fundamental factors to keep in mind when applying to register your trade mark. Below is a list of things to focus on and things to avoid when making your application.
    DO’s   Do some prior research One of the first steps you should consider is carrying out some thorough research – the more research, the better. It is crucial to ensure that your proposed mark will help you achieve your business goals whilst not infringing someone else’s mark. As such, you may wish to first research whether your proposed mark already exists. The best way to do this is to ask an expert or search the trade mark database of the jurisdiction you wish to [...]
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