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Trademarking a name what protection does it give you

Discussion in 'Intellectual Property & Trademarking' started by ping, Aug 17, 2014.

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    ping

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    As the question asks really if i own a domain name and i want to trademark that pacific name what protection does it give me, does it mean no one can pass off as my name sort of thing or do anything similar to what that business does with that name.
    I seem to remember a court case where Mcdonalds took a company called McChina to court don't know the outcome and also the chip shop chain Harry Ramsden against an asian business who called themselves harry ramadens
    I just don't have a clue when it comes to trademark and want some advice
    Cheers for any help
     
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    Duncan Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Intellectual Property Office - Trade marks

    Protecting it means other people can't use your 'Trademark' without your consent unless they are wealthier than you, in which case they can use it with impunity on the basis that they will pay a quality of barrister that you can't afford if you decide to take them to court.
     
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    In practice, it gives you no protection. Hard evidence of earlier use is better.
     

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