When working with copyright on an international scale, it is crucial to keep a watchful eye on your trademark and enforce it regularly. International trademarks are treated with the same degree of legitimacy as their local equivalent but are much harder to keep track of in the long term. And as is the case with local trademarks, if you don't take the time to protect and enforce your trademark, then many jurisdictions may consider your ownership of the intellectual property invalid.
Why you should have trademark monitoring
This danger is far more prevalent globally than it is locally, especially when dealing with markets with lingual and cultural barriers. For example, if you live in a European country, then you will want to keep an eye on Asian markets — like Japan and South Korea — to ensure your brand isn't being wrongfully used while being disguised by a language you aren't familiar with. The opposite is true as well — If you're operating out of an Asian market, then you will want to keep a close eye on European markets.
Trademark monitoring is a difficult and time-consuming process, however. That's why services like Bonamark — which performs an international trademark check on a frequent basis — are so valuable. A trademark watch service like Bonamark ensures that your intellectual property isn't being wrongfully utilized in any international market.
Global Trademark Watch Service
The service uses a comprehensive database of certified territories to perform these checks. Monitoring ensures that your brand isn't associated with concepts or events that go against your message as a business. Likewise, Bonamark keeps your brand's image targeted and on point without diluting it with common phrases or irrelevant services.
By using Bonamark, you will enjoy a much greater sense of security in knowing that your trademark is your property on a global scale.
The trademark watch service offers scans that are thorough, frequent, and accurate.
We provide reports on all international instances of your trademark being misused and a list of recommended actions to solve the issue.
Once your have your trademark registered, it is protected in the countries in which you applied for it. However, it is always a good idea to keep an eye on other countries. If your trademark becomes well known in the US, someone from Japan might decide to copy it, since trademarks are only protected in countries where they are registered.
Our Watch will provide you with information regarding similar and identical trademarks published worldwide. This will help you to react in a timely manner to protect your rights with the help of our local, experienced attorneys.
Our International Trademark Watch covers more than 180 countries and territories. Do not let anyone steal your trademark.