When should I not file my trademark in the UK?

Sometimes filing your trademark in the UK is not recommended. You should not file your trademark in the UK when a trademark search has not been done. If your trademark is generic or descriptive and lacks unique elements, please save your money and do not file your trademark in the UK. When you want to [...]

By |2020-01-04T17:35:57+00:00December 25th, 2019||0 Comments

How does the process work with Trademark Angel? What happens after I buy a trademark package?

There are 3 ways how you can proceed: Book an initial phone call with us. Here is the link. Ask for a free preliminary trademark search to get an idea whether your trademark can be registered. This is a basic search but if your mark is unregistrable, we’ll be able to tell you. Order your search [...]

What is the fastest way to obtain a trademark for Brand Registry purposes?

The fastest way to get a trademark registered for Brand Registry is to file a word mark (without logo) or a black/white logo in Germany using the accelerated examination option. It takes 3-7 weeks with the accelerated examination option and about 2-3 months with regular examination. We always file electronically so this ensures the fastest [...]

By |2019-08-13T09:35:56+00:00August 12th, 2019|, , , |0 Comments

What information do I need to provide in order to file a trademark application in the EU or the UK?

The full legal name of the applicant (either your company or your personal name) The full address of the applicant. The trademark name. If you are filing for a logo, we need to see the logo. If you are using a few color variations, please send them all as filing in black and white in the [...]

By |2019-06-06T19:06:20+00:00June 6th, 2019|, , |0 Comments

Can I register a geographically descriptive trademark in the UK?

If a trademark is not a generally known geographic location to the average UK consumer, then, a trademark containing a geographic location should be registrable. Trademarks containing geographical place names are likely to receive objections when they designate a geographical name which, in the minds of the target consumers, is already associated with the products [...]

By |2019-05-18T15:49:08+00:00May 18th, 2019||0 Comments

Classification of Goods and Services in a Trademark Application (class headings)

Every trademark application must list the specific goods and services that the trademark will cover. Products belong to classes 1 to 34. Services belong to classes 35 to 45. Products are tangible, you can touch them. Services are intangible. Below is a rough classification (class headings) just to give you an idea of general categories  [...]

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

What are considered absolute grounds for trademark refusal?

Some trademarks cannot be registered on absolute grounds. It's important that your trademark does not fall in any of the categories below in order to be registrable: your trademark does not function as a trademark, i.e. as a source indicator your trademark clearly descriptive of goods or services your trademark is generic and is merely [...]

By |2019-05-07T15:48:40+00:00December 14th, 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
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