Trademarks: Is The Standard of Distinctiveness The Same All Over The World?

The growth of e-commerce has led to many brands that would have only been available to a small area of the global market to now be available worldwide. This causes business owners many challenges. One of these challenges is how to produce, market, and protect a brand that will be sold in multiple jurisdictions across [...]

By |2019-08-18T17:02:12+00:00August 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What should a foreign business know about filing a trademark in China?

This is the 3rd article in our series of 3 articles about Chinese trademarks. Read our 1st article here and our 2nd article here. General information about trademark application in China   “First-to-File” System: Whoever files a trademark application first, gets the eventual registration. No evidence of use is required to get a registration. Member of Paris [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:26:33+00:00December 4th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

Brexit update: implications for EU trademark owners

You probably know that the UK will be leaving the European Union on March 29, 2019. This means that it is less than 7 months to the official UK exit after which a lot of things will change. Until now, no one knows what the future of European trademark protection would be in the UK [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:27:16+00:00July 21st, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

Steps To Follow When Starting Your Online Business

You've grown weary of attending to your 9‑to‑5 job as you do not foresee any prospects of career progression. You are very keen to go it alone by starting your online venture as you have seen many of your colleagues and friends strike gold by following that route. However, you have absolutely no idea on how [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:25:48+00:00November 21st, 2017|Amazon, Trademark|3 Comments

When should I not file a trademark?

This may seem like an odd question to ask, but it’s a good one to consider when beginning your journey into a trademark registration territory. Trademark Angel is here to help guide the way! So, you shouldn’t file you are a trademark if: You haven't searched the availability of the mark first Filing without searching [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:32:39+00:00October 15th, 2017|Trademark|0 Comments

Why conduct a trademark search?

Trademark search is one of the most important and overlooked aspects of trademark registration process. The purpose of a trademark search is to check if the brand you selected is available for use and registration. Without a proper search, another company may prevent you from using the mark you selected if such use will create trademark confusion in the marketplace. Let’s [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:32:57+00:00October 10th, 2017|Packages, Trademark|0 Comments

What Every Business Should Know about Trademarks Registration?

When small businesses talk about intellectual property, it’s always one of their highest priorities. In fact, a growing business’ intellectual property (including things like trademarks registration, copyrights, and patents) is what separates continued long-term expansion from early floundering and regrettable plateaus in growth that could have been avoided. If you’re unfamiliar with intellectual property or [...]

By |2018-08-22T14:08:44+00:00September 7th, 2017|Trademark|0 Comments

Principal or Supplemental Register for your trademark?

The United States Trademark Act, also known as the Lanham Act, allows you to register your marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Unfortunately, many people don’t know is that there are two avenues through which you can register your trademark: the Principal Register, and the lesser known Supplemental Register. Before we [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:29:56+00:00August 30th, 2017|Trademark|0 Comments

Differences between Canadian and US trademarks

Generally, the US and Canada trademarks have similar trademark application requirements. Nevertheless, some differences exist between the two. 1. Extra filing fees for goods (products) or services in two or more classes In the US, all goods and services are classified (divided) into 45 distinct classes.  The filing fees in the US depend on the number [...]

By |2018-07-29T19:34:36+00:00August 13th, 2017|Trademark|2 Comments