Many businesses spend thousands upon thousands of euro on building up a brand identity.
Whether it is by virtue of expensive advertising campaigns or years of loyal customer service it your brand that differentiates you from your competition. The Trade Marks Act, 1996 defines a trade mark as “any sign capable of being represented graphically which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings”
A trade mark may consist of words, (including personal names), designs, logos, letters, numerals or the shape of goods or of their packaging, or of other signs or indications that are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of others.
Registering your business name and logo as a trademark can protect you against others trying to freeload on your hard work and expense.
O’Dowd Solicitors are registered Trademark agents and as such we are experts in filing Trademarks in the Irish Patent Office, and we will help you protect your business at a surprisingly affordable price. We can also help you take the necessary steps to stop other from using your name and likeness.
A Mark can be registered to cover Ireland, or alternatively European Trademark will cover your name, logo and the “get-up” and look of your product across the EU. Please contact us for pricing and general advice in this area.