What is trademark?

  • (noun): A formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product.
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A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify for consumers that the products or services on or with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, designated for a specific market, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.

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Some articles on trademark:

Aelyria - Legal Status - Trademark
... The name Aelyria is a Registered Trademark of Play by Post LLC, and is trademarked with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...
Trademark - International Law - Well-known Status
... A well-known trademark does not have to be registered in the jurisdiction to bring a trade mark infringement action (equivalent to bringing a passing off claim ...
Sam (koala) - Trademark Dispute
... register the words "Sam the Koala" as a trademark in Class 30 (for chocolates) and as a trademark in Class 16 (for colouring-in books) ... were approved for Acceptance of Registration of a Trademark on 25 June 2009 and 16 July 2009 respectively ... Media published the trademark applications which led to a dispute called an 'Opposition Notice'- IPAustralia History page On 27 July 2010 the DSE applied for a new trademark TM1374402, Sam The Koala ...
Supplemental Register
... In United States trademark law, the Supplemental Register is the secondary register of trademarks maintained by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ... of the Lanham Act, to allow the domestic registration of trademarks that do not meet all the requirements for registration on the Principal Register, so that the holder(s) of such a ... of domestic registration, and the trademark laws of countries outside the U.S ...

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