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A trademark is a brand identification for a product or service, the latter technically called a "service mark." The mark can be written text, text in a particular stylized form or a graphic symbol. Company names and products are often registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Organization (USPTO) to help ensure their legal usage. For more information, visit

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We believe that every name of a product is a trademark of its respective organization. If a company creates a name for its product and continues to use it, it is a de facto trademark whether or not it is registered. Among other legal reasons, registration serves to officially document how long a name has been in use.

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They cover foundations and purposes of trademark and unfair competition law, the creation of trademark rights, the scope and enforcement of trademark rights, and the exploitation of trademarks.
Specifically with regard to notorious trademarks, Article 213(VII) provides hat an administrative infringement exists when a third party uses without authorization a trademark that is regarded as notorious under the terms of Article 90(XV) of the LIP.
"The Department is keen on detecting and controlling all kinds of commercial fraud including counterfeited trademarks since this is the core business of its specialty being the first entry of all goods heading to Dubai," said Yosif Ozair Mubarak, senior manager of IPR department at Dubai Customs.
The validity of a co-existence agreement may be challenged if the agreement concerns trademarks that may cause confusion to consumers and where this confusion may lead to harm.
Al Mamari added that Article 42 of the the law details penalties and punishments for those who infringe the rights of the trademark owners.
By understanding the answers to six frequently asked questions about federally registering a trademark, brand name or logo, Granite State business leaders can position themselves for continued success.
A variation on this model takes advantage of the global nature of trademarks, coupled with the territorial nature of registration.
The launch came during a workshop organized by ASIP in collaboration with the Licensing Executives Society -- Arab Countries (LES-AC), entitled "Famous Trademarks" that was held in conjunction with World Intellectual Property Day with the aim to keep abreast with the latest developments in the IP field to build a better future for the next generation.
* If your registration is due for renewal on or after the implementation date, you can avoid the renewal fee increase and defer the obligation to group/class your trademarks by having your renewal application processed before the implementation date.
'[It] shows the awareness of trademarks in Cambodia and that the ministry is trying to promote trademark and intellectual property benefits."
According to the ministry, it is not possible to offer products such as foodstuffs, cars, electrical items, etc or services like those of restaurants, banks and commercial centres without a trademark. MoCI also stated that trademarks can be sold and used by others with the permission of the owners.
DTTM Operations LLC received two of the trademarks for a Trump-related hotel, restaurant and bar, and clothing.