How to fill out a Power of Attorney?

In some cases to file your trademark in a country we would require a Power of Attorney. In some countries the document is required in order to permit our local agent to represent you in Intellectual property matters. It might be required to file your trademark, respond to an objection, file an opposition or assign your trademark

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Can two Descriptive Words be Registered?

A word, which is merely descriptive of applied services or products, cannot be registered in the US, as well as in any other country of the world. This is a general rule. However, can 2 merely descriptive words be registered as a trademark?

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Disparaging Trademarks

If a trademark "Consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute" it cannot be registered in the US.

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Trademark Registration in Africa

Trademark Registration in Africa

Bonamark registers trademarks in more than 40 countries of Africa through its network of experienced attorneys.

In order to register your trademark in a country, you will require a professional. Someone with experience, who knows what to do and how to get your trademark registered in this particular country, who is familiar with the local laws and regulations, who can advise you on how better protect your mark. Our local trademark attorneys will be happy to help you protect your intellectual property. Our specialists participated in hundreds of trademark cases worldwide and will provide you with timely support during the registration process.

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Exporting from China? Prepare to lose your trademark.

China is a nightmare for intellectual property specialists and attorneys. Why? Because Chinese Trademark Law is not “first to use” as in the US and Canada, but “first to file”. Thus, anyone who files your trademark in China before you has more rights to use it, no matter how popular it is in your country.

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