Thousands and millions of trademarks applications are filed every year in the whole world. This is due to the increasing interest of people in protecting their brands and gaining rights over it.
Because of the expansion of more and more brands in the world, it has become very important for people to learn and understand the intricacies of registering a TM worldwide.
Here are some of the most important points that the entrepreneurs should keep in mind while registering their TM worldwide.
Register in the UAE first
You should first register your trademark in the UAE before seeking international trademark protection. You can use the official portal for filing the application. In this way, the company will be able to get stronger grounds for registering the brand in other countries.
Follow the rules and regulations
For protecting your brand in any country, it is very important for the business owners to know the way operations are dealt with. You must invest your time in familiarizing yourself with the rules and regulations of the trademark before seeking registration in UAE and worldwide.
Use the Madrid system
For registration and management of TM worldwide, the Madrid system is the best solution. Under this agreement, you can submit the application for protection of the brand in a number of countries. The Madrid union recognize these international trademarks in 113 countries of the world.
If you wish, you can also select some specific countries for your Copyright protection as well but they must fall in the category of countries which come under the Madrid Agreement.
Madrid system is a better way of brand registration because it is less costly than filing individual applications for brand registration in different countries.
Hire a lawyer.
There are a number of countries which are not protected under the Madrid system. Such countries include Saudi Arabia, Canada and South Africa. So, if you wish to register your brand in any of the countries which do not come under the Madrid agreement, you can take the help of a lawyer so that he may help you with registering in the country you want to register your trademark in.
It would be better if a business owner searches for an attorney from the International Trademark Association because they have a better understanding of TM laws and their applications in different countries.
Ponder on to foreign translations.
Considering the foreign translations for registering the trademark worldwide is very important because different people in different countries have different perceptions for different words and terms. So, it would be better for the business owner to take the matter of translations seriously to avoid any trouble in the future.
Don’t delay for the registration
Do not delay filing the application of TM registration abroad because there are hundreds and thousands of people who register their TM every year. Similar trademarks may not be allowed to get registered. So, make sure not to delay the filing process and do not forget to keep in mind the legal jurisdictions for TM registrations worldwide.