Trade marks are your “badge of origin”, and serve to identify your products and services. Without trade marks, it would be impossible to find the products and services we like and to avoid those we don’t. So, trade marks are tools enabling consumers to identify products and services they have enjoyed and want to buy again.
Trademarks protect the reputation and goodwill of a brand.
Any sign unique to your business may be registered as a trademark. The most commonly registered marks are words, logos, and slogans.
International Trade Mark Protection
There is no such thing as an international trademark. Trademarks are territorial, meaning you need to register in each country in which you intend to trade.
Trademarks give you rights in the country or territory where you register. For companies trading in UK or Europe, the first step will be to apply for a UK or EU trademark. Those businesses that purely trade in this country will just want to register a UK...
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