Tag: trade mark
Trademark, trade mark, or (to be confusing) trade-mark. All three variations are valid, so why so many? Why can’t there be just one correct way of writing it? That could be too simple. The English language is a complicated beast, especially when you consider the number of countries that use it. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising […]READ MORE
When we talk about your brand reputation, we’re referring to your intellectual property, specifically its value. That’s why ‘how much is your brand’s reputation worth?’ is a question worth asking. Hopefully, it makes you stop and think about what you could lose if something when wrong. You might think your brand is untouchable; it’s your […]READ MORE
A TM7A Notice of Threatened Opposition sounds scary. However, the worst thing you can do if you get one is panic. This article tells you a bit more about TM7As, the process behind them, and what you can do if you receive one. Once a trade mark has been accepted by the Intellectual Property Office […]READ MORE
Trade mark registration is one of a pile of expenses you’ll face when setting up your business. Premises, websites, logos and other marketing materials are at the top of your list. You hire a professional web designer (because that’s a skill set you don’t have), a graphic designer for your logo and an agency to […]READ MORE
Here at Ward Trade Marks we are happy to introduce our guest blog by Dr. Stephen James. Stephen is a past president of CITMA, and a leading practitioner with almost 40 years’ experience in UK and EU trade mark law. Under European (and the UK) trade mark law, trade mark revocation may occur if there […]READ MORE
The rights you get through a registered trade mark are much stronger and broader than those you gain through use.
A registered trade mark gives you a legal monopoly.
One of the biggest tasks involved in filing a trade mark application is correctly drafting the list of goods and services, namely the “specification”.
Now this may sound simple, but this part of the process is critical.
The fact is that there are many different ways in which a poorly drafted specification can have a negative impact on the worth of your trade mark. We look at two of them below.READ MORE