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  • How to protect your company or brand name

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    A trade mark is a sign that you apply to your goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors. It is the 'badge of origin' of your business, and can include the name of your…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • What are IP rights? Why do I need to know about them?

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    IP rights enable creators to control and exploit their creative works. From art works to fashion designs from software to furniture, from technological inventions to music, IP rights guarantee…
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    Published: 01.12.08 at 10:30

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  • What kind of sign can be a trade mark?

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    The sign can be anything that can be represented graphically. Words and pictures are the most common sort of trade marks. Sometimes other things can be trade marks if they can be graphically represented…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • What's in a name?: The value of trade marks

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    Having a famous name can be a very lucrative business. Own-it's What's in a name? podcast examines the role trade marks play in exploiting and protecting a name to grow a business. It is for everybody…
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  • What is a trade mark?

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    A 'trade mark' is any sign capable of distinguishing your goods or services from other goods and services. It may consist of words, logos, the shape of the goods or their packaging, or a combination…
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    Published: 14.06.10 at 11:53

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  • I work in fashion: What do I need to know about IP?

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    Designers of clothes and other fashion items, need to be aware of the following IP rights: - design rights and copyright to protect the design and detail of your goods; and - trade mark rights…
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    Published: 21.03.11 at 16:27

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  • Can I protect a slogan?

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    When you hear 'trade marks' you may instantly think that this relates to a company's brand name, and you would be right. However, a number of things can be registered as a trade mark and they can…
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    Published: 03.10.11 at 16:54

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  • Own-it Factsheet on Trade Marks

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    A trade mark is the 'badge of origin' that distinguishes your goods or services from those of your competitors. It also grants the proprietor the exclusive use of that mark in relation to the goods…
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    Published: 11.04.12 at 11:45

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  • Trade Mark Protection in China

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    Protecting and enforcing your trade marks in China is extremely difficult without registration and so you need to make sure you register your trade marks early. However, it is also crucial that…
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    Published: 22.05.12 at 11:41

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