Good to know about trademarks

A trademark is a distinguishing sign for a product or service. With a registration of your trademark you get the exclusive right to use it for selected products and services.

This is a trademark 

It may, for example, consist of words, figures, letters, numbers, personal names, slogans, holograms or sounds. It can also be a specific formulation of the product itself or its packaging. 

A trademark registration is valid for 10 years and you can renew the registration as many times as you want. 

Trademarks in two minutes

Examples of various trademarks 

Investigate which trademarks are already registered 

Your trademark may not be at risk of being confused with other trademarks. Through the trademark databases, you can yourself investigate if the trademark is already registered under similar products and services that you intend to market. Before you apply for the trademark, it may also be good to ensure if you can get the domain name and company name you want.