A prominent trademark can be a company's most valuable single asset and trademark registrations can last indefinitely.
A trademark can act as a guarantee both of quality and the source of goods or services.
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Registration of a trademark provides the proprietor with the means to protect its brand name and prevent copying and imitation.
Trade marks are not registrable if they:
- Describe your goods or services or any characteristics of them, for example, marks which show the quality, quantity, purpose, value or geographical origin of your goods or services.
- Have become customary in your line of trade.
- Are not distinctive.
- Are three dimensional shapes, if the shape is typical of the goods you are interested in (or part of them), has a function or adds value to the goods.
- Are offensive.
- Are against the law, for example, promoting illegal drugs.
- Are deceptive. There should be nothing in the mark which would lead the public to think that your goods and services have a quality which they do not.
- Are specially protected emblems.
- Armorial bearings.
- Flags and other State emblems.
- Official signs.
- Other emblems.
- Abbreviations and names of international inter-governmental organizations.