When is the right time to trademark a business name?

When Is The Right Time To Trademark A Business Name?

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Intellectual property theft is always a problem in the business and startup world. It pays to be prudent and make sure that your intellectual property is protected. One of the most important pieces of intellectual property you have is your business name. A business name is not just a name for the sake of having a name. A business name …

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4 Steps You Must Take To Avoid Having Your Trademark Stolen By A Big Corporation

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We’ve been saying for a long time that startups and small businesses need to take intellectual property seriously. Recently we were reminded of a story from 2013, about a young man named Turner Barr who had his trademark stolen by a big corporation. The thing that struck us about this story is how easily all of this could have been …

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What’s The Process For Registering A Trademark For The EU/UK?

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When your business creates something that identifies it against the competition, your task becomes paramount to protect that special something from imitators, flatterers, and downright thieves. The iron vault you’re now searching for has a name, and that name is trademark. UK Trademarks Defined There is not one all encompassing trade mark that is stamped onto your product, service, or …

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What Are Trademark Classes And Why Are They Important?

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When you go into business, odds are there will eventually be something you want to protect and claim as your own. Whether it’s an advertising jingle, a logo for your brand, eventually you could be in need of a trade mark to guarantee that no one else will profit from your success. But, there are different trademark classes so it’s …

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Is Your Intellectual Property Legally Protected?

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Intellectual property is often the core of a business. In fact, it’s often more than just property or some meaningless thing. It’s often an idea that’s crucial to the business’ success. If it becomes hijacked, then it drastically affects the profits and in worst cases, survival of that business. In today’s digital age more and more people have access to …

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Why You Need To Protect Your Intellectual Property

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All businesses need to be aware of intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) and take the necessary measures to protect them. Regardless of whether you are a multinational corporation or a recently established startup, you do have intellectual property. By making sure your IPRs are adequately safeguarded, you’re raising the value of your business. What Is IP? Intellectual property is virtually anything …