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Registering a trademark

Posted on Thursday, 13th December 2012 by

Are you an existing business owner, or in the process of starting a new venture? If so, taking steps to protect your trademark should not be overlooked!
A trademark is one of the most valuable assets a business has. It is the way by which a business distinguishes its goods or services from others in the market, and is usually the foundation upon which a business and its goodwill are formed.

 So, what can you do to protect your trademark? The most straightforward step you can take, is to have your trademark registered. Registration will enable you, and only you, to take ownership of your unique trademark. It can also help to prevent other businesses from using or registering your trademark as their own. In addition, it will make it easier to take legal action in case of infringement.

 The registration process involves different factors. Carrying out a trademark search is by far the most important, and should be completed before submitting an application. The purpose of a search is to ascertain whether your proposed trademark or a similar trademark is already registered. Failure to conduct a search could result in losing your application fee.

 At EHL, we offer a range of services related to trademark registration. We can deal with the application and registration process on your behalf, and help to find a unique trademark that has not previously been registered. Our solicitors are familiar with the best search methods and the current law relating to registration, saving you time, effort and money.

For more information, please contact us on 0116 2665394.

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