Can I trademark a name already in use but not trademarked?

Can I trademark a name already in use but not trademarked?

When considering whether you can trademark a name that is already in use but not...

Fake Brand or Counterfeit Brands - How to Avoid Them!

Fake Brand or Counterfeit Brands - How to Avoid Them!

These knock-offs are usually of inferior quality and are sold at lower prices, potentially harming the reputation of the brand they mimic and posing safety risks to consumers. Here’s an overview of how to identify fake brands and protect yourself from counterfeits.
Extension of protection (EOP) extended to the U.S. and the Supplemental Register (Madrid Protocol Trademark)

Extension of protection (EOP) extended to the U.S. and the Supplemental Register (Madrid Protocol Trademark)

An extension of protection (EOP) extended to the U.S. cannot be amended to the Supplemental Register. This can be challenging for International Applicants and attorneys must be aware of the risks that this limitation creates.
How to Check a Trademark Name in the US: A Compehensive Guide

How to Check a Trademark Name in the US: A Compehensive Guide

This guide will walk you through the process of checking a trademark name in the United States, whether through the USPTO database, common law marks, trademark use in online platforms and International trademark databases, all of which can help you avoid legal disputes and establish a unique identity for your business.
How to Trademark a Slogan or Phrase: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Trademark a Slogan or Phrase: A Comprehensive Guide

Trademarking a slogan involves careful planning and consideration, from ensuring the slogan’s uniqueness to navigating the application process and responding to potential opposition. By securing a trademark for a slogan, businesses can protect an essential element of their brand identity, preventing others from using similar phrases that could confuse customers and dilute the brand's impact.
Understanding the International Trademark System and the Madrid Protocol

Understanding the International Trademark System and the Madrid Protocol

The international trademark application system is a crucial framework for businesses and individuals looking to protect their brand identities across multiple countries. This system provides a centralized, cost-effective means of registering and managing trademarks internationally. Among its mechanisms, the Madrid Protocol stands out as a pivotal component. This discussion delves into the international trademark system, focusing significantly on the Madrid Protocol, its operations, benefits, and some challenges.