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A registered trademark gives the owner exclusive rights to use that trademark and prevent others who have the same or confusingly similar marks in their area of business. By registering a trademark you protect your reputation, goodwill, and market position by preventing others from using similar, or even identical, trademarks.
By registering a trademark, you make it much easier and less expensive to take legal action against infringement and counterfeiting. An unregistered trademark has limited rights which can be difficult and more expensive to enforce, often leaving small or medium-sized businesses unprotected and vulnerable. It is one of the most important investments you can make in your business, but it is often overlooked.
How to register a trademark?
Filing and registering a trademark can be quite complex, so it is highly recommended by the government that you use an intellectual property attorney. Registering a trademark is a multi-stage process and you can see a breakdown of the process at our blog here.
Trademarks are registered in ‘classes‘ that outline the classification of your goods or services. Each class has thousands of descriptions, and if you get it wrong your application could be rejected or your legal protection will not cover you completely.
Say, you run a café, you might register under Class 43 ‘services for providing food and drink’. But what if you also intend to sell your packaged tea by the till? You’ll need a separate class for that. You know your ‘tea and toast’ deal is going to be really popular and you want to sell your jars of jam as well? That’s a different class again. It’s very easy to make mistakes, and a trademark in the wrong class can be useless. These small differences can be very important, and this is why you should always seek guidance from a specialist intellectual property attorney.
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Cease & Desist Letter: £250
Cease & Desist Advice: £120
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