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What is a trademark?

A trademark is a distinctive sign used by individuals or businesses to identify products or services that are produced or provided by a specific individual or business. A trademark protects its owner by ensuring the exclusive rights to the product or service. A trademark can be used or transferred or sold or licensed.

What kinds of trademarks can be registered?

  • One or a combination of words, letters and numerals (Word trademarks – standard or stylized)
  • Drawings (device marks), symbols (device marks), three-dimensional signs (device marks), audible signs (sound marks), fragrances (scent marks) or colors (color marks)
  • Owned by association for its members to use them for identifying themselves with a level of quality or other requirements as set by the association (collective marks)
  • Marks that may be granted to anyone who can certify that the products or services meet certain established standards (certification marks)

What do we do?

We have a team of experienced Lawyers / Attorneys who have trademarked hundreds of products or services. Our trademarking service includes;

  • Conducting searches
  • Filing and prosecuting of new trademark applications
  • Filing and defending trademark oppositions
  • Filing and defending trademark cancellation actions
  • Filing and payment of maintenance fees, declarations of use
  • Attending to recording of Assignment, Merger, Change of Name or Address
  • Attending to licensing issues and recording
  • Undertaking and payment of renewals for trademarks
  • Providing consultation on trademark issues
  • Providing consultation on distributor agreements touching on IP issues
  • Watching the trademark gazettes for infringing marks
  • Conducting market surveys for counterfeit acts and/or market information
  • Providing and taking of legal actions against infringers

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