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Trade Marks

Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

A trade mark allows traders to protect their brand signifiers in order that consumers can recognise their product. It must be registered, distinctive and not deceptive or contrary to law or morality.

The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew of Arts Council England.

For further information, see 'What kind of sign can be a trade mark?'

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Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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