First to Use

First to Use What is First-to-Use? This means that the first person / entity that actually made use of the mark in connection with the goods and/or services for which they’re applying, will obtain registration and may prevent others from using it. This is known as...

First to File

First to File What is First-to-File? This means that the first person or entity that applies for a trade mark, will obtain registration and may prevent others from using it.  This person / entity will have the rights thereto, regardless of whether another have built...

Trade Mark Registration in Mauritius

Trademark Registration in Mauritius  International Trade Marks The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2000km off the southeast coast of the African continent. The government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system,...

Trade Mark Registration in Malaysia

Trademark Registration in Malaysia  International Trade Marks Malaysia’s intellectual property laws generally conform with international standards and provide adequate protection for trade mark owners. The establishment of the Intellectual Property Court in Malaysia...

Trade Mark Registration in the U.S

Trademark Registration in the U.S  International Trade Marks Trade mark rights in the United States are established through use, thus the person or company that first and continuously uses a mark inside the U.S. is the one who will have preferential rights over it. It...

Trade Mark Registration in India

Trademark Registration in India  International Trade Marks The Indian Trade Marks Registry often feature in the news for the slow progress of cases, loss of files and mass abandonment of applications. However, this has begun to change and in the last few years the...

Trademarking

Trademarking As an entrepreneur or business owner, trademarking your name and/or logo is crucial to protecting your intellectual property from infringement. A trade mark is a recognisable sign, design, or expression which identifies your brand from those of others. A...

Know your IP

Know your IP IP (Intellectual property) is considered an asset for any business. Intellectual Property is an intangible asset which means that the asset is not physical, it is as the result of human creativity, thought and inventiveness, and this type of asset forms...

Trade Mark Registrations and Information

Trade Mark Registrations and Information Trade Mark registrations provides wide-ranging protection against infringement of your brand. A trade mark is typically a word, name, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements. Trade marks are...