How to file your trademark?
Why bother filing your trademark?
What is this filing? Keep on reading!
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A trademark filing is a vital part of a trademark registration. During the filing, you submit your application to the Trademark Office. You inform them that you want to get a monopoly over the word/slogan/logo on the application.
A trademark registration is territorial, it means that your logo is only protected in the country where it is registered.
Is trademark filing important?
That is not only important, but it is also crucial. Without filing your trademark, you can’t register it. Filing the application is the first official action you must take in order to get your brand protected. Determining the name of the mark, performing a trademark search - all of this can be done by you or your lawyer. Filing the trademark is the first official request you need to submit to get your mark.
- Why file? There can’t be a successful long-term business without a brand. The brand is vital! It helps clients to buy your products again and again. To set things straight, owning a brand doesn't mean that your business is (or will be) successful. But at some stage, you will have to get your mark protected anyway or you risk losing everything. An unregistered trademark is available for others to claim and they might force you to start from the very beginning.
- How to file the mark? When you have the trademark application at hand, you must submit it at the Trademark Office or at the WIPO. You can do this online or by mailing the application by regular post. This depends on a country you request your mark. You can hire our attorney and he will fill out and submit the application for you.
- What is the process of getting the TM filed? After you submit your application at the Office and pay an obligatory examination fee, your application will be assigned a filing number. Write it down! You will need to mention the filing number in all your communications with the Office. Also, you will receive something called a filing confirmation. Save it as well, this might be useful in the future. Then, the Trademark Office will provide you with the filing date, the date when your prior right to the mark has started.
Bonamark registers brands and offers all trademark services in 200+ countries.
What is the timeframe for trademark filing?
It depends on the country of your interest, however, usually we file trademarks within 3-4 days. In some countries, filing reports are issued in 2-3 weeks.
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