IMPORTANCE OF TRADE MARK REGISTRATION
Intellectual Proprietary privileges in relation to a trade mark may be established through actual use in the marketplace and registration provides for:
- Exclusive Rights – Registered trademarks owners have exclusive right to use their marks in trading. They also have the rights to take legal action for infringement under the Trade Mark Law against others who use their marks without consent. They can either take civil action or lodge complaints to Enforcement Division for appropriate actions under the Trade Description Act 1972.
- Legal Evidence – Registration certificate issued by Registrar Office is a prima facie evidence of trade mark ownership. A certificate of registration serves as an important document to establish the ownership of goods exported to other countries.
Trademark is a product-specific term. If the product is registered with a trademark, it will distinguish it from all other similar products. The trademark specifically identifies the product as belonging to a specific company and the ownership of the brand by the specific company. Trademarks are usually regarded as a form of intellectual property. It may or may not be registered.
It can be anything, any form or shape of goods or any combination of their packaging.
A collective trademark is registered in the name of a group, association or other organization to separate the goods or services of other enterprises. The main function of a collective trademark is to assure users that the enterprises using the trademark have common characteristics. An enterprise using a collective trademark can also use other trademarks exclusive to itself at the same time.
- If a trademark is registered for a product, it will set it apart from all other comparable items.
- It might be anything, such as a variety of commodities in various forms or shapes, or a mixture of their packaging.
- Collective Mark
- To distinguish the goods or services of other businesses, a collective trademark is registered in the name of a group, association, or other entity.
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