Trademark Counterfeiting: What Is It & How To Avoid?

How many times have you seen someone wearing a “Abibas” or “PMUA.” These counterfeit rip-offs of famous trademarks are taking over the markets especially in Asia causing huge revenue and reputation loss to the original brands. Further, the counterfeiting is not limited to apparel industry. It is quite prevalent in electronics, food & beverages, home[…]

How to Perform a TESS Trademark Search?

The TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System) is a searchable electronic database of registered, approved, and closed trademark applications. Also, it provides a free search over the data of the past three decades. The legal Trademark professionals perform the TESS Trademark Search on the database to check for any possible infringement. The USPTO is responsible for[…]

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Stop! Don’t Trademark: Prohibited Trademarks In India

Are you planning to trademark your business name? Are you planning to get a unique trademark logo that helps your brand stand out in the crowd? Wait! Before you move on to the trademark registration process, make sure your trademark is not remotely close to one of the prohibited trademarks. This blog will specifically talk[…]

Service Marks: Examples, Registration, And Benefits

You must have eaten at McDonald’s or enjoyed their takeaway meals at least once in your life. But did you know that the name “McDonald’s” is actually registered as a service mark? If you are confused, thinking, “Hmm, I always thought McDonald’s will be a product trademark as they sell food products.” Yes, they do,[…]

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Trademark Across Countries: Trademark Fee & Procedure USA, Canada, India, etc.

Trademarks in USA Trademark Registration Authority of USA: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Law of USA: Lanham Act Trademark Registration Duration in USA: 12-18 months Free Trademark Search Database in USA: Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) Trademark Registration Fees in USA TEAS Plus: $250 per class of goods/services TEAS Standard: $350 per class[…]

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