What is a Trademark?
A Trademark is a distinctive sign (word, phrase, logo, symbol design, image or a combination of them) or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.
Usually, the signs received after registration are as follows:
™ (for an unregistered trade mark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand goods)
* (for an unregistered service mark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand services)
® (for a registered trademark)
As soon as a trademark is registered, should there be any other person or origination using the same mark for the sale of products and/or service, the owner of a registered trademark may commence legal proceedings for trademark infringement to prevent unauthorized use of that trademark.
In certain countries, an unregistered trademark may still give rise to the enforcement of such rights and is usually protected within the designated geographical region where it has been used or expected to expand to.
In addition, a trademark maybe an attribute by which an individual is readily identified, such as the well-known characteristics of celebrities. When a trademark is used in relation to services rather than products, it is sometimes referred to as a service mark, especially in the United Arab Emirates.
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