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Trademarks & Registration
If you sell online, export or do any international business your trademarked services or products are reachable internationally, thus it is highly recommended you register a trademark in every country and jurisdiction where you offer your services and products, even to afford you legal protection and security if a dispute arises about the use of your mark in commercial endeavors in foreign countries. As without a registration in those territories, your trademark is not protected and can be used by third parties.
Why should I use a trademark?
Trademark protects the rights to exclusively use the logo, image, phrases, or words to distinguish the goods or a service in the market, and;
Right to oppose and to bring cancellation later conflicting applications;
Right to file an infringement case against third parties for using a confusingly similar mark;
Right to license third parties to use the mark;
Right to receive damages for infringement;
Right to request for seizure of counterfeit goods;
See the 3 phases of the registration process below:
Ensure that an identical or similar trademark is not yet registered.
Grant that the registration submitted is distinctive enough to obtain a trademark.
Prepare and fill in the trademark application form.
Submit the Trademark Registration request.
Receive the Certificate and acquire the right to use the TM symbol beside the trademark