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How do you trademark a name globally?

How do you trademark a name globally?

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Vakilsearch Staff

Vakilsearch Staff

8 Aug 2022, 10:30 — 6 min read

Are you wondering how to trademark a name globally? Are you searching for the best methods to follow and the best legal steps to take to get global recognition for your trademark? Then you should know that many companies, professional guides and agencies help you apply for a trademark in India and abroad. The trademark registration acts and other paperwork and formalities must be done to qualify for trademark registration. Once the registration is done, you can either get the certificate or else, if there is any dispute, the registration office can send you the application to make necessary changes and resubmit it. 

In addition, check with the trademark office in all the countries to get an idea of which country’s trademark protection will be better. The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) and the Madrid System should be taken care of when you go for international branding and the entire trademark registration process. 

There is a specific right that you enjoy after completing the trademark registration. It gives a better understanding of what kind of trademark registration is needed for your company or brand. The registration will provide a full exclusive right over using the registered trademark. Along with that, there is also something like the exclusive policies of the product or the brand given to the owner. Proper registration policies and papers are required, and this also enforces the idea of the perfect holder; in case of any legal issue or litigation, the right rules can give you protection. 

 

You can follow the below directions & steps to register your trademark on international portals

  • You should know about all the rules and regulations that are effective in another country and all those effective rules of governance that will allow you to procure the right trademark registration. You can find more information from the WIPO and the International Trade Administration. 

  • The next step that you need to do is you can get all the required information from the Madrid System. This will give you an idea of what to expect during the registration process. It is an international system that allows for trademark registration to be done hassle-free, even in foreign countries.

  • You need to provide your name, proper full address, and all the major government identity cards, and the application should be completed with the right registration profiles. This will enable you to find international trademark recognition in global domains easily. The WIPO office and all the country’s official documents are relevant sources of information that enable you to check whether your application will be acceptable to the foreign country. 

  • To learn about the process of making your trademark a global name, you can also hire an attorney and get the best advice from them. The attorney belongs to a certain geographical area, and they had the right information about the local and state rules for giving trademark registration global recognition. You can check out the background of the attorneys, the amount they take for registration and how many days they will take to complete the trademark registration. 

  • You can also consider some foreign translations if you feel like getting the words, legal terms, phrases, and sentences translated into a language that people in a foreign country will understand. In countries like Shanghai and China, certain English can be used to create an offensive impression among known or unknown masses. Also, there can be a huge issue with the actual trademark applicant and the third-party interference if any. This creates much problem about the disclosure and non-disclosure of all information about the trademark and its distribution across various channels. 

You can get certain benefits by registering your trademark in foreign countries. You always have a wider reach for the business or the brand; if there is any legal problem with a partnership firm, then with the LLP, it is not the case. The foothold is firm in case you want to go for an overall structuring of the company. You can say that a trademark is an example of an intangible asset, but it gives better recognition to the entire brand. It allows a unique identity to the business that offers a boost to an existing business. If you register your business or a brand, this is one of the best ways in which you can continue with the brand name for a long time. 

With more online operators, it becomes easier to deal with the whole concept of trademark registration. If you know that there is a requirement for the growth of any ecommerce business, you can get help from online operators. Also, if there is any sudden change or renewal, the changes can be accommodated with proper trademark registration. In addition, if there is any need for export/ import, having the correct trademark registration will protect your product and business from counterfeiting. If there is any legal infringement, you can take immediate action when you have the right trademark-related papers. Hence, proper registration is needed. 

Conclusion: 

With a proper official way of doing trademark registration, any company, product, business, or service becomes sure of the product authentication and the right that will remain with it only. No company, individual, or third-party entity can interfere with your brand’s work. 

Also read: 5-step guide to trademarking your brand

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