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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 09, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    When registering a trade mark, it is impossible to register your brand name for every type of goods and every service available.
    When registering a trade mark, it is impossible to register your brand name for every type of goods and every service available. This would create a monopoly over that name and would ultimately prevent businesses from expanding and adapting. Therefore, when submitting your application, you must indicate which goods or which services you would like it to cover. All goods and services are categorised into classes, where like goods and like services are grouped together for ease of registration. [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 09, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    If you renew your mark, you have the potential to maintain your protection indefinitely.
    When you register a trade mark you have complete control over it and it creates a monopoly over that mark. However, this monopoly can only last 10 years unless the protection is renewed. If you renew your mark, you have the potential to maintain your protection indefinitely. To continue to enforce your trade mark rights, an application for renewal needs to be submitted to the UK Intellectual Property Office. The application can be made from 6 months prior to the expiration date, with a 3 [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 01, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    It may just seem to be one big waiting game but once an application is filed, it will go through a number of stages that are as important as each other.
    Here, at The Trademarkroom, we get asked many questions about applications and what happens after filing. It may just seem to be one big waiting game but once an application is filed, it will go through a number of stages that are as important as each other. Stage one: Filing The first stage is quite self-explanatory and that is the official filing of the application. It is important all details on the application are correctly as there is very limited scope for an application to be amended [...]
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