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How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trademark in the U.K.?

If you’ve recently registered your U.S. trademark, you may be wondering how to extend your trademark protections overseas.  A trademark registered in the United Kingdom provides trademark rights and protections in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  Whether your online retail shop has customers in Glasgow, or you plan to open a brick and mortar [...]

US Trademark Application Strategies for Foreign Companies

If you are a foreign entity considering filing a trademark in the United States, there are two very good reasons to use a local US trademark attorney as opposed to filing through the Madrid Protocol. 1. Filing directly through a US trademark attorney will likely result in a faster registration than if you file through [...]

5 Steps on Trademarking a Business Name in the UK

Once you’ve registered your business name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, you may be considering international trademarks.  Because trademark protection is only granted in the countries in which your trademark is registered, it is important to have a strategic international trademark plan.  A trademark registered with the United Kingdom will provide protection [...]

Understanding the China Trademark Database Search

As a trademark owner, you’ve probably learned of the benefits of registering your trademark in China. Whether you have existing customers in Shanghai or you are looking to manufacture your product in Beijing, your business could benefit from Chinese trademark protection. The first step in this process is to conduct a China trademark database search. [...]

Canada’s June 2019 Trademark Law Changes – “Use” is No Longer Required and Other Highlights

Canada’s longstanding trademark laws are about to change. On June 17, 2019, Canadian trademark owners and applicants will see differences in how trademarks are approved, the cost to file, and the international application process, among other changes. The largest change to Canada’s trademark laws in recent history will better align with global trademark requirements and [...]

International Trademark Rights: What Do I Need to Know?

As a business owner or entrepreneur, you understand the importance of having a federally registered trademark in the United States. You are aware of the protections it provides your brand, and the value it holds as an asset to your business. In today’s global marketplace, it is often critical to protect your brand, not just [...]

Three Tips For European and UK Companies Filing U.S. Trademarks

Navigating the United States trademark filing system can be a daunting task for companies from the European Union or United Kingdom.  This is because the information required by the United States Patent and Trademark Office is typically more stringent than the trademark offices in the EU and UK. The following article discusses three main issues [...]

3 Tips for International Trademark and Brand Protection

As a business owner in today's world it is likely that you are, at least, tangentially, in business internationally. That’s because you almost certainly have a website for your business, and that website theoretically gives the entire connected world access to your business, products, and services. While the opportunities of the online marketplace are certainly compelling, [...]