The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Angola; Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Canada; China; Colombia; Croatia; Denmark; European Union; Germany; Greece; Guatemala; Honduras; Italy; Japan; Korea; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Macao; Malaysia; Malta; Mexico; Montenegro; North Macedonia; Pakistan; Peru; Portugal; Russia; Saint Lucia; Saudi Arabia; Serbia; Slovenia; South Africa; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; Tanzania; Turkey; United States
The set of questions relating to the topic of Trademarks and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
What is the primary legislation governing trademarks in your jurisdiction?
Which international trademark agreements has your jurisdiction signed?
Which government bodies regulate trademark law?
Who may apply for registration?
What may and may not be protected and registered as a trademark?
Can trademark rights be established without registration?
Is a famous foreign trademark afforded protection even if not used domestically? If so, must the foreign trademark be famous domestically? What proof is required? What protection is provided?
What are the benefits of registration?
What documentation is needed to file a trademark application? What rules govern the representation of the mark in the application? Is electronic filing available? Are trademark searches available or required before filing? If so, what procedures and fees apply?
How long does it typically take, and how much does it typically cost, to obtain a trademark registration? When does registra
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