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Month: May 2024

What is Trade Mark "Distinctive Character"?

What is Distinctive Character? By definition, a trade mark must be able to distinguish the goods and services of one business undertaking from those of another. This allows a consumer to choose between products from different sources when selecting one for purchase. When a trade mark application is filed, it is examined to determine whether it has sufficient distinctive character. But what does this mean, and how is it assessed? A recent decision taken by UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)…

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