4 common objections to filing a trademark application

Many companies think that registering a trademark is not important. Here are four reasons we hear the most. Reason 1 – We’re too small and it’s too early. Many companies think that trademarks are relevant when the brand is already big and valuable, or that since they have start started, it is not something that […]

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Essential Trademark Glossary – most important trademark terms explained

Trademark terms can be difficult to understand. Here are about 40 most important terms explained in a simple non-legal manner. Absolute grounds for refusal A trademark must fulfil some basic “absolute” criteria to be accepted. The first is that it contains something that can be registered as a trademark, i.e. a word, logo, slogan, sound, […]

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How to dramatically reduce your trademark costs

Your trademarks are your commercial identity, that’s how your clients can distinguish your products and services from everybody else’s. When creating a brand, there are several ways to reduce trademarking costs. Here’s 6 of them. 1. Focus only on one brand Building and protecting one brand is naturally cheaper than building multiple brands. For some […]

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3 important differences between US and EU trademarks

Trademark laws and processes are surprisingly similar in most most countries. That being said, there are also many differences between different countries. Here’s three things how US and EU trademarks differ. 1. The importance of use The main difference between EU and US systems is that actual use of the trademark is very important in […]

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5 things every company should now about EU trademarks

For most companies EU trademark is the best way to get their brand protected within EU. Here’s 5 practical things to know about EU trademarks. 1. They’re great, but not without downsides The obvious advantage of an EU trademark is that with one registration it is possible to cover 28 countries and a market of […]

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