A sign includes, for example, words, logos, pictures or a combination of these”. Unlike copyright, trademarks can be officially registered with the Patent Office and should be so registered where a particular mark, logo, term etc. is specifically associated with a company’s trading activities and does not fall foul of the stringent conditions imposed by the Patent Office. Unfortunately, the procedure to register a trademark is far from straight forward and will inevitably require the assistance of professionals such as Starting My Business if significant time and money is not to be wasted. In simple terms, the Patent Office is likely to raise objections to trademarks that are: (a) Descriptive of a company’s or individual’s goods or services e.g. making claims as to origin, value, quality etc. (b)The trademark is customary in a particular sector (c)The trademark is not distinctive (d) Other traders in the sector are likely to want to use a version of the proposed trademark (e) A combination of any of the above.
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