What are different types of names? Company name vs business name vs domain name vs trademark?

What is the difference between company name, business name, domain name and brand or trademark? What are different types of company, domain, business or brand names? Let's get the names straight to avoid confusion. Company name: Legal name of the company, either registered federally or in a certain state (or province in Canada). Example: Microsoft Corporation [...]

By |2018-12-01T21:33:45+00:00November 12th, 2018|, , , , , , |0 Comments

Do I need to register a trademark if my business incorporated?

If you simply business incorporate or register a corporate name, it doesn't mean that the government approved for you to use the name as a trademark. If we take a US LLC, as an example, every state has its own laws about business names. You can register your LLC name in Delaware but the business name registration [...]

By |2018-12-01T21:43:36+00:00November 12th, 2018|, , , , , , |0 Comments

Do I have to use my trademark in Australia prior to filing? Do I have to use my trademark after registration?

No use is required for filing or registration in Australia, so long as you have an intention to use the trademark in Australia in the near future. There are no filing bases in Australia just like in the UK and EU. Trademarks must be used in Australia within 3 years of the date of registration. [...]

By |2019-01-08T21:27:19+00:00August 4th, 2018|, |0 Comments

Can I use my trademark if it isn’t registered?

It’s perfectly legal for you to use your trademark without registration. However, if you are using a trademark that is similar to another name that was adopted before you adopted your trademark, you may be liable for trademark infringement. To minimize the risk of choosing a trademark that's similar to another name, you should do [...]

What is a Headstart trademark application in Australia?

Australia is quite unique as it offers two types of trademark application filings: Standard filing You get an immediate filing date You cannot make changes to your application or list of products/services Your trademark is reviewed after filing Your trademark proceeds through a standard examination process until registration   Headstart filing This is pre-application services [...]

By |2018-08-13T16:18:50+00:00August 4th, 2018|, |0 Comments

How long does it take to register a trademark?

It takes a minimum of 8 months to register trademark in the US. If there are office actions (objections from the Trademarks Office), then registration will be delayed. It's not uncommon for a registration to take a year or longer. It takes 20 months to register a trademark in Canada. It's painfully slo-o-ow. Don't ask [...]

By |2018-08-13T16:20:52+00:00March 9th, 2018|, , , , , |0 Comments
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