To register a trade mark is not particularly requirement by law, but it is advised to do so. The main object being is that with a federal trademark registration, you can have the legal ownership of the said mark. When you own the trade mark, then there will be a public notice showing that you are the owner of that specific trade mark and if someone copy or take it will have to face legal actions. This is also very useful in preventing any domestic and foreign business to import any product with trade mark which you have registered for your product.
How to Register a Trademark
1. Seek a unique and professional design
The procedure of registering a trade mark is quite easy with the assistance and help of a professional firm. The initial step in registering is to design and make the mark. Your mark should be very unique and must not match with any other existing trade marks.
2. Determine your jurisdictions for registration
Secondly you have to decide which jurisdictions are proper and suitable to register the trade mark in. If the mark is to be used in only one jurisdiction, only the requirements and regulations of that country’s particular intellectual property office will apply. Basically most companies desire to register their trade mark in more than one jurisdiction to get or attain greater intellectual property defense or protection, it is why many opt to go through OHIM or WIPO.
3. Perform a thorough search
A thorough search must be conducted, In order to make certain that your company’s trade mark is distinct and unique.
4. Publish your trademark registration
Once the trade mark is approved, it is published in an official publication for a sometime in order to give the trade mark the chance to be opposed by other companies or third parties.