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Trademarks after BREXIT – protecting your trademark in the United Kingdom

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BREXIT has left the world and especially Europe in an uncomfortable stand-by. While the months pass, the number of questions and theories of how, what, and when only increase. Deal, no deal, hard BREXIT or soft BREXIT, even the possibility of a second referendum now seems to be an option, although remote. However, when it comes to trademarks and industrial designs in a post BREXIT era, how they would be handled in the worst-case scenario of a no deal hard BREXIT now seems to be clear.

Colors in trademarks - To claim or not claim

Color claim

Registering to protect one’s trademark is a must for any business. When determining what to register and how, the analysis is usually and wrongly limited to determining the following:

What should you register as a trademark

Determining the products or services for which one should register the trademark

Trademarks and Amazon’s Brand Registry

Amazon's Brand

Amazon is a monster, but in the good sense of the word… This one-stop shop for everything you may need - and in most cases not - is the perfect meeting place for responsible consumers, shopaholics and sellers.

In this virtual marketplace that allows for the average Joe to compete face to face with big business, how can a seller, either small or large, get an edge over their cutthroat competitors? Well, the solution is simple… as always, trademarks (brands).

Trademarks Areas of Special Sovereignty

Trademarks Areas

As a general rule, registered trademarks will only be recognized in the country where they are registered. However, many countries have territories (territorial dependencies) where a country’s law is completely recognized, only partially recognized, or may even have complete autonomy when it comes to intellectual property or trademark matters.

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