Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. A registered trademark secures the owner of the following rights:

  • Right to use the mark exclusively
  • Right to petition for the cancellation of a later conflicting application
  • Right to petition for the removal of confusingly similar trademarks from fake goods
  • Right to file for an infringement case against third parties that are copying or using the mark without permission
  • Right to demand for damages from infringing parties
  • Right to appeal for the destruction of advertising materials – print and internet – that use a confusingly identical mark
  • Right to appeal for the confiscation of counterfeit goods using the registered the mark
  • Right to provide license to interested parties to use the registered mark
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