Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Registration of a trademark establishes the following:

  • Right to use the mark exclusively
  • Right to contest later conflicting applications
  • Right to appeal for the cancellation of later conflicting registrations
  • Right to sue third parties for trademark infringement
  • Right to receive compensation from third parties that infringed the mark
  • Right to appeal for the confiscation of counterfeit imported goods
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