Trademark Registration: Some Strategy Considerations
The golden rule to remember with trademark registration is that it is never too soon to act!
As soon as you are committed to adopting your chosen name, brand or logo, trademark registration should be your first priority.
The process takes some months to complete, so ideally this should be under way in the background while you finalise your goods/services for market launch.
As long as you have an honest intention to bring the brand into use within a reasonable period of time, you should apply for trademark registration - or risk losing the rights to use it altogether.
Even if you are about to launch, or have already done so, speak to us immediately in order to try to secure your trademark registration. The date of earliest application generally wins the day, so it is essential to submit your application before a competitor has a chance to do so.
Budgets are a consideration for businesses of all sizes, but it is possible to spread the cost by forward planning: a low-cost application for protection in the UK means that we can secure a protected six-month window to extend your rights across major international markets, including the whole of the EU, the US, Australia, China, Russia, Japan and many others.
If you are aware that someone else is using your chosen name the best strategy is to call us first and get some free advice. It is usually a big mistake just to pick up the phone and try and sort out a deal. Trademark law is complex and unforgiving so talk to us before you decide on your best strategy.
Finally, you should not adopt a mark ir invest in such things as printing, packaging and promotion...until you have obtained a trademark registration.
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