Louis The Lawyer’s Business Tips (6)

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Intellectual Property Trade Marks #3


More on intellectual property and branding: when considering registering a new name or slogan for your business, you need to (1) assess the classes you wish to register in carefully & (2) to consider registering your name & logo separately & combined: this is known as a composite trademark & it means you are registering three times.


The classes are divide into goods e.g. paper, clothing etc (34) and services (11)

Registering 3 trademarks as suggested depends on a lot of factors and each application must be assess on its merits & your budget.


The above may sound over the top but bear in mind the protection lasts for 10 years AND is renewal at a negligible cost! As stated in the previous article prior searches are cost effective and imperative!




May 16 2021


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