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Trademark Copyright and Patent Registration

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Trademarks are signs used by a business or trade to distinguish their goods or services from those of other players in the market. Commonly-used symbols to identify a trademark are ® and TM. Rikvin …

Trademarks are signs used by a business or trade to distinguish their goods or services from those of other players in the market. Commonly-used symbols to identify a trademark are ® and TM. Rikvin can assist to register your trademark in Singapore on your behalf.

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  • 1. TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT ANDPATENT REGISTRATION GUIDE
  • 2. WHAT IS A TRADEMARK? A trademark is a letter, word, name, signature, numeral, device, brand, heading, label, ticket, shape, color, aspect of packaging or a combination of these, which is used in the course of a business or trade to distinguish a person’s goods or services from those of others. IDENTIFYING TRADEMARKS Commonly-used symbols to identify a trademark are ® and TM. The two symbols have different indications. • ® refers to a registered and therefore protected trademark pursuant to trademark laws. • TM is merely a symbol used to identify that the mark is being used as a trademark by the owner. It however does not denote that the mark is registered and protected under trademark laws. BENEFITS OF A TRADEMARK HOW TO REGISTER A REGISTRATION TRADEMARK Although it is not compulsory to register a A trademark must be distinctive and distinguishes trademark for your goods and services, a the goods or services of the owner from similar trademark gives you, the owner, the rights that goods or services from other traders. enable you to A trademark application is generally rejected if 1. control the use of the sign and the mark does not have a distinctive character, 2. add value to the goods or services i.e. descriptive marks, which describe a quality, provided. quantity, value, intended purpose or geographical origin, or marks that are common to the trade, If a mark is not registered, the owner/user can contrary to public policy or morality, deceptive, only rely on the common law protection against identical or similar to an already registered mark imitation and infringement. or well-known marks. However, 1) the proof of the use of the mark over The process of a trademark registration includes: a substantial period of time and 2) goodwill or reputation of the owner resulting from the mark • Submission of trademark application may be difficult. • Examination of formalities A trademark grants the owner of the mark • Trademark search statutory monopoly and priority claims beyond • Examination of trademark Singapore. • Publication • Opposition proceedings The owner of the trademark may benefit in • Registration various ways: • Barring others from copying it and benefiting from its market value • Quality assurance for your customers • Branding through mark recognition • License for commercial use to third partiesLast Updated on 10 February 2012 Copyright © 2012 Rikvin Pte Ltd
  • 3. Helpful Links:Company RegistrationImmigrationAccountingTaxation ServicesOffshore IncorporationRIKVIN PTE LTD20 Cecil Street, #14-01, Equity Plaza, Singapore 049705Main Line : (+65) 6438 8887Fax : (+65) 6438 2436Email : info@rikvin.comWebsite : www.rikvin.comReg No 200100602KEA License No 11C3030This material has been prepared by Rikvin for the exclusiveuse of the party to whom Rikvin delivers this material.This material is for informational purposes only and hasno regard to the specific investment objectives, financialsituation or particular needs of any specific recipient.Where the source of information is obtained from thirdparties, Rikvin is not responsible for, and does not acceptany liability over the content. Copyright © 2012 Rikvin Pte Ltd

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