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September 9, 2021

Protecting Your IP in the Food and Drink Industry – Trade Marks

Do you work in the Food and Drink Industry? As part of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight we share below some tips on how Trade Marks could be beneficial for your business.

Q. What is a Trade Mark?
A. A trade mark is any sign which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person or company from another, and identifies you as the owner of the goods/services.

Q. As a producer in the food and drink industry what can I Trade Mark?
A. It is possible to register a trade mark as a word mark, stylized logo or a combination of the two. This can cover your business name and logo but can also be used to protect specific product names and logos or services that your business may offer.

Q. Why is it important for my business to invest in Trade Marks?
A. Having a trade mark can provide you with the peace of mind that no-one else can offer the same or similar goods/services under the same (or highly similar) brand name. If they do, you can take action to request that they cease use of the name.

In addition, a registered trade mark can be renewed indefinitely, as long as periodic renewal fees are paid (every 10 years in the UK), meaning that the benefits of building up a brand around your trade mark can be enjoyed for as long as required.

Q. How can we help you?
A. Speak to one of our experienced Trade Mark team today who can provide you with advice on why trade marks could be a valuable asset for your business and talk you through the range of different trade mark services that Cameron IP offer.

 

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