What is a trade mark?

Legally, a trade mark is a protected sign that distinguishes a company's products or services from those of other companies. All graphical representations of a sign can, in principle, be a trade mark within the meaning of the law, for example words, combinations of letters, numbers, graphic images, three-dimensional forms, slogans, combinations of these elements, or even sound trade marks, which are made up of a sequence of notes.



Before applying to register your trade mark


What do I need to consider before applying to register a trade mark?


Are there already any similar or identical trade marks to mine?


How much does it cost to register a trade mark?



Your trade mark application and examination


How can I apply to register my trade mark?


What happens after submitting my application?


What are the possible obstacles to registering my trade mark?



I am the owner of a trade mark


After registering your trade mark


Monitoring and defending your trade mark






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