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Trade Marks

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

Trade marks are very common and work as a distinctive ‘badge of origin’.

What this means is that consumers are able to identify what goods or services you provide, based on your trade mark.

Unlike copyright, trade marks can be registered and are done so at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), meaning that once registered, a trade mark is a monopolistic right.

A monopolistic right is one which excludes everyone else from using without your permission. This also means that others can ‘infringe’ on your trade mark without even knowing, provided you did not consent to their use.

The remedies for infringement of trade marks are largely similar to that of copyright and include an injunction, order for delivery up/erasure/disposal, damages or account of profits.