We, here at Bonamark, recommend creating a unique trademark; it will have more chances to register. But what if you want to use a part of an existing trademark?
The main risks of unregistered trademarks are: that you infringe other registered trademark, that your mark will be stolen and that it is unregistrable.
There are several ways not to lose your trademark in China. The first is free and 100% bullet-proof: you must be sure that no one knows your trademark in China. You shouldn't accept clients from China, advertise, sell, talk to anyone connected with China and so on.
5 Ways to Cut Cost when Registering a Trademark. Knowing these facts is the best way to avoid overpaying for your trademark.
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.
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?
In Vietnam you can colours when filing a logo for registration, however, you cannot register colours as your trademark.
3D trademarks are a rather new type of Intellectual Property. In many countries of the world, it is still impossible to file a 3D trademark; however, even in the countries where it is possible, the 3D trademarks are often misused.
A final office action is sent after a non-final office action in the US, if your response to the non-final objection didn't satisfy the examining attorney.Usually you will have up to 6 months from the filing date to provide the examiner with your response or file the appeal. No extensions are available and if no response is filed, the trademark will go abandoned.
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