What is a Trade Mark?
A trade mark is a distinctive logo, word, symbol, signature or phrase usually seen on a product, packaging, or advertisements showing that there is a trade connection between the product and a business.
The purpose of the trade mark is to legally distinguish the products of one business from another.
Registering a trade mark gives the business the exclusive right to use it, and another business using the same or similar trade mark is said to have infringed the trademark and could be sued for damages.
A registered trademark is identified by the letter “R” surrounded by a circle ®.
For further information see the Wikipedia trademark definition.
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