You can register your trade mark to protect your brand, for example the name of your product or service.
When you register your trade mark, you’ll be able to:
- take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters
- put the ® symbol next to your brand – to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it
- sell and license your brand
A trade mark lasts 10 years. You must renew your trade mark every 10 years for it to stay in force.
What you can register, your trade mark can include:
- a combination of any of these