IP protection and trademark registration
Any intellectual deliverables created by human intelligence according to the general principles belongs to the author. The owner of the creation has the exclusive right to use it, sell or transfer this right to others for personal or commercial use. Unfortunately, in modern reality, it is very easy to copy such objects, especially thanks to digital technologies. Moreover, the intellectual property protection is essential for certain businesses, that working in the spheres of software development, marketing, entertainment, education and so on. That is why when creating something new, it is important to think about IP protection in advance.
What is IP protection?
This abbreviation stands for intellectual property protection. There are four main types of IP protection that relates to the different objects of protection:
Each country has its own regulations on intellectual property protection. To protect against infringement on an international scale, there are transnational mechanisms for the defense of intellectual belongings, approved by various conventions and provisions.
The lawyers of our firm provide a range of services for the protection of intellectual property rights both domestically and at the international level.
The process to receive IP protection
The most accessible and common way to protect your IP is to register a trademark.
The need to register a trademark may arise due to a number of reasons. For example, you are successfully running your business; provide services; produce or sell goods under your own brand and want to protect yourself in case of violation of your rights by unscrupulous competitors who may carry out their commercial activities using your name. Or you need to register a domain for the site in the first level domain of country code zone, which is not possible without a registered trademark (of the same name as the domain). For all of the above, official trademark registration is required, which, as a result, can become a confirmation of the owner’s rights to perform various actions in relation to the TM.
Whо can register a trademark?
Both an individual and a legal entity can register a trademark by filing an application for registration of a trademark with the National Trademark Office. The cost of registering a trademark depends on the number of applicants, the need to register a trademark in color or in black and white, the number of classes of goods and services (ICGS) and the term for registering a trademark.
The trademark registration procedure consists of several stages and requires knowledge of legislative norms and requirements for preparing an application for registration of a trademark. The application for a trademark can be refused in registration if it does not meet the formal requirements for its preparation. You can find more detailed information on how to register a trademark in specified country on our web-site or to contact us using our contact details.
What jurisdictions does trademark registration cover?
It should be noted that the rights to a trademark arising after its registration are valid only in the territory of the country where it was registered. Thus, if a trademark is registered on the territory of the United Kingdom, then the owner of the trademark will dispose of all material and intangible rights to the designation only on the territory of the United Kingdom. To obtain trademark protection abroad, you should familiarize yourself with and select the necessary procedure, depending on the countries or region where you plan to use the trademark.
Thanks to close partnerships with patent attorneys from the CIS, Europe, the USA and other countries of the world, our company will be happy to provide you with a full range of services for registering trademarks not only in the United Kingdom, but also in any other country of interest to the applicant, namely:
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Contact our team for intellectual protection. We will tell you about all the nuances and assist you to acquire the basic documents in the quickest time.
The list of necessary papers is negotiated in each individual case. It depends on the class of protected object and the jurisdictions of protection.