Transfer Your US Trademark

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Giving your US trademark to another The United States Patent Trademark Office provides that you can give your US trademark to another by way of an assignment. Therefore, transferring your trademark rights to another is possible. An assignment is the transfer of a trademark owners rights, title and interest in their trademark or service mark…

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Trademark Opposition Guide

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Trademark Opposition The underlying purpose of the procedure of trademark opposition is: to provide the public with an opportunity to dispute with the legality of the trademark registration. To put it simply, anyone, who doubts an approved trademark, is entitled to oppose to that particular trademark after trademark registration, to ensure the legitimacy and legality…

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Brexit and Trademarks

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Brexit and Trade Marks  February 2020 Update As of 23:00 Friday 31st January 2020, nearly four years after the divisive referendum, the UK has formally left the European Union. For the remainder of 2020, the UK is now in what is known as the transition period, to allow the UK and EU to iron out…

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How will changes to the Trademark Act affect you?

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The new changes to the Trademark Act will allow some useful new options for businesses to protect their brands as well as enforce their intellectual property rights. The changes which businesses should be aware of include: Increased power against counterfeiters Previous to the changes, if a counterfeit product was imported into the EU, the onus…

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[UK]How are trademarks around the world are obtained?

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Obtaining a trademark may seem like a complicated and drawn-out process. At BKIP, we aim to demystify the process and give you an insight into how a trademark is actually registered UK: To begin with, a trademark must be registered with the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office based in Newport. The logo, word or subject…

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[CN] Rejection of a trademark is not the end result!

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The review of the trademark refusal is that after the trademark registrant submit an application for registering the trademark to the Trademark Office, and the Trademark Office refuse the application based on that the trademark does not meet the requirements of the Trademark Law, the registrant disagree with the reasons for the refusal and the…

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[CN] Trademarks rejected for “lack of distinctiveness”

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In examining the trademark application, except similarity, “lack of distinctiveness” of the trademark is one of the reasons for the rejection of the trademark. The distinctive feature of a trademark is the feature that the trademark should possess so that the relevant public can distinguish the source of the product. Judging whether or not a…

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[CN] How to determine whether the word marks are similar?

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To determine if two-word marks are similar, the Trademark Office has a complete set of censorship standards in regards to an existing trademark search. 1. Chinese work marks are of the same composition of Chinese characters. Only the font or design, phonetic transcription, and arrangement order are different. 2. Work marks consist of the same…

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[KR] How To Respond To KIPO If An Application is Rejected

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The Two Common Reasons For Rejection of an Application: 1) when the trademark is not distinctive 2) when the trademark is distinctive, but the cited mark is found before the application. When the application is rejected because of the first reason, you need to be sure that the trademark you are applying is indeed not…

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[TW] What else to do after trademark registration?

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After the successful registration of a trademark, the neglect of management and maintenance may result in the loss of the exclusive right to use the trademark; therefore, the maintenance of the registered trademark is very important for the enterprise. Maintenance of your Trademark: 1. Trademark owners need to change In the event of trademark transfer,…

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