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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 07, 2016 / Posted in Trade Marks
    When you are protecting your business with a trade mark, you need to ensure that you are pursuing the best avenue.
    When you are protecting your business with a trade mark, you need to ensure that you are pursuing the best avenue. A trade mark is the best way to ensure that your brand is protected, however you need to ensure that you are focused on registering he right trade mark for you otherwise it may jeopardise its effectiveness. You need to consider the scope of protection you are looking for as this will effect where you will be registering your mark. This will greatly affect what trade mark [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 01, 2016 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Many businesses are aware of registered trade marks, however, many are not aware at the protection they can have through ‘passing off’.
    Passing off is a common law action which can allow you to take steps in preventing others from using a trade mark you have developed but have not registered. It can also be an action taken in relation to registered mark, however, a case of registered trade mark infringement will be the best course of action. The key to a successful case of passing off, is the requirement for someone to be ‘passing off’ your mark as their own. To be successful there are a number of requirements you [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 01, 2016 / Posted in Trade Marks
    The lowdown on the different regions in which you can register your mark. Make sure you choose where is best for you.
    UK trade mark This will allow you to protect your mark against any third party operating in the UK. Fee and regulating body: £200 for a single application for one class of goods or services. The body to connect with in the UK Intellectual Property Office Pro: This is a cost effective way of gaining a level of protection over your brand and a good step towards building a reputation Con: This protection is only limited to the UK therefore if your business is going to expand to other [...]
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