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- Rachelle Archey, Staff Member
hi i'm andre Minkoff the founder of trademark factory the only firm in the world we're licensed lawyers and Trademark Asians will help you trademark your brand's with a free comprehensive trademark search for a single all-inclusive flat fee with a hundred percent money-back guarantee and today's question I'm going to answer is if I register my trademark doesn't mean that nobody else can use my trademark so the general answer to that is yes but there are four exceptions and each of them would cover one word can't use my trademark so Kent can't really means one thing would it be legal or would it be not legal there are people surprised surprised who would do things that are illegal so just because it's illegal for them to use your trademark does it doesn't mean that they won't do it what it means is that if they do it you'd have legal recourse to go after that right so just because you have register your trademark doesn't mean that automatically everybody else would never even consider breaking the law and infringing on your mark second word use what does use actually mean so use has a very specific meaning in the trademark world and it means offering your product or service under that brand to the public or for services it's also advertising that brand so simply mentioning the name of your startup in news post or Facebook post our Twitter post does not constitute use for the trademark purposes so again just because you trademark your brand doesn't that you can silence everybody and never mention it as as part of the conversation as long as they're not trying to sell your product or competing product under your brand that's not use so the third word is my so what is your trademark really and this boils down to the products and services under which you trademark your brand so you may remember one of the previous videos where I said that trademarks don't give you monopoly over the words images of phrases themselves what trademark gives you the monopoly over the mental link between those words images and phrases and specific products and services that you use your trademark for so if you have a business and you say our software company and you come up with a brilliant name for it it doesn't mean that somebody who sells bananas can't use the same name so they're not using your trademark because your trademark only covers a particular set of industries that you have in your trademark application may be a few related ones but it doesn't cover everything and finally the fourth word is trademark so your trademark is national so if you only have your Canadian trademark your Canadian trademark stops in Canada so somebody who's using the same brand in France he's not using a trademark it's not that your trademark does not exist in France so thus registering my trademark make it easier for me to stop my competitors from using my brand to advertise their stuff and the simple action of that question is of course yes but take that through the prism of can't use my trademark the four exceptions this is just one of many short videos when I'm providing on point specific no BS answers to commonly asked questions about trademarks so subscribe now and get notified whenever the next video goes live and if you have a brand that you want to protect order your free comprehensive trademark search and register ability opinion by filling out the form at free team Sarge comm free TM surge comm I'll see you in the next video
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- Rachelle Archey
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I've studied particle mechanics at Regent University in Virginia Beach and I am an expert in ethnohistory. I usually feel calm. My previous job was dentist (md) I held this position for 28 years, I love talking about hula hooping and computer programming. Huge fan of Rooney Mara I practice disability sport and collect antique.
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