Trade Marks FAQ

Probably the topic upon which I am most frequently consulted nowadays is trade marks. Note the spelling, by the way. “Trade marks” are two separate words in standard English, but only one in the North American dialect.

  1. What exactly is a trade mark?
  2. Do I need to register the trade mark in order to use the mark?
  3. Oh! So why do I need to register a mark, then?
  4. So how do I get a trade mark?

  5. Do I need a trade mark agent?

  6. For what classes should I apply?

  7. How do I find a trade mark agent?

  8. Walk me through a trade mark application.

  9. Tell me about IP insurance.

  10. What happens if someone infringes my trade mark?

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