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I am considering registering some trademarks for brand protection purposes. Anyone on here done this? I've been to UK Trademark site here:

http://www.ipo.gov.uk

Costs are £200 plus £50 for each class, but is this something I "delegate" to an expert or specialist?

One of the reasons, I'm having to do this is to prevent some advertisers from bidding on my keywords. But Google won't take action unless the terms are trademarked (such as "Apple" "Mackintosh" and so on..). Once again the barriers are raised for small business! :lol:

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I am considering registering some trademarks for brand protection purposes. Anyone on here done this? I've been to UK Trademark site here:

http://www.ipo.gov.uk

Costs are £200 plus £50 for each class, but is this something I "delegate" to an expert or specialist?

One of the reasons, I'm having to do this is to prevent some advertisers from bidding on my keywords. But Google won't take action unless the terms are trademarked (such as "Apple" "Mackintosh" and so on..). Once again the barriers are raised for small business! :lol:

The site seems to be quite helpful..... can you phone them up for help? It would be cheaper than using a specialist. I've done copyright, but that's probably much easier.

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You can aquire a trademark just by using it over a period of time. This means that you establish rights in a geographical area and in particular business sectors. Eventually, if someone else infringes your famous trademark you can sue them for 'passing off'. Difficult to prove and you need deep pockets, but I thought I'd mention it.

It is easy to register a trademark. First do online searches for the word or image to see if and how the mark is being used. If it is available (and registrable) then register for the classes you want.

Tip: If someone else has registered the mark for a specific purpose that you don't want to use it for, explicitly exclude their usage from the classes you are registering for, e.g 'excluding the manufacture and sales of flanges' if someone is already using it for flanges.

Otherwise, be as generic as possible for each class, most simply by simply quoting the description of each class vernatim.

Edit to add: Chat to the Patent Office people, they are very helpful.

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I am considering registering some trademarks for brand protection purposes. Anyone on here done this? I've been to UK Trademark site here:

http://www.ipo.gov.uk

Costs are £200 plus £50 for each class, but is this something I "delegate" to an expert or specialist?

One of the reasons, I'm having to do this is to prevent some advertisers from bidding on my keywords. But Google won't take action unless the terms are trademarked (such as "Apple" "Mackintosh" and so on..). Once again the barriers are raised for small business! :lol:

Yes, I've registered a trademark in the past. Delegated it to an IP lawyer rather than spend my own time on it. Apart from the learning curve (or RTFM) issue, it gives me the comeback of her professional indemnity insurance if things go pear-shaped.

What kind of "keywords" are you dealing with? How much value have you added to them to merit a claim over their usage?

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You can aquire a trademark just by using it over a period of time. This means that you establish rights in a geographical area and in particular business sectors. Eventually, if someone else infringes your famous trademark you can sue them for 'passing off'. Difficult to prove and you need deep pockets, but I thought I'd mention it.

It is easy to register a trademark. First do online searches for the word or image to see if and how the mark is being used. If it is available (and registrable) then register for the classes you want.

Tip: If someone else has registered the mark for a specific purpose that you don't want to use it for, explicitly exclude their usage from the classes you are registering for, e.g 'excluding the manufacture and sales of flanges' if someone is already using it for flanges.

Otherwise, be as generic as possible for each class, most simply by simply quoting the description of each class vernatim.

Edit to add: Chat to the Patent Office people, they are very helpful.

Thats interesting information about established usage thanks. I think I'll proceed with a trademark application anyway, as I think only one or maybe two classes are required.

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iAneros? :blink:

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Thats interesting information about established usage thanks. I think I'll proceed with a trademark application anyway, as I think only one or maybe two classes are required.

Established usage does not make it a Registered Trademark BTW.

A Registered Trademark is denoted by ® and infringing it is 'trademark infringement'.

An unregistered trademark is denoted by TM and infringement is correctly known as 'passing off'. Unregistered trademarks have few protections. Usually lots of people can use the same unregistered trademark; it only becomes actionable where there is likely to be confusion with a well-established and known unregistered trademark.

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:lol: I didn't start that thread! Indeed I don't even think I posted in it!

but you seem to know about it.... coincidence?

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but you seem to know about it.... coincidence?

Of course I know about it. Its an OT classic thread as "Australia faces its demons" is a classic MT thread! :rolleyes:

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