What is the difference between Trade Names and Trademarks?

November 15, 2016

“Do I need to register a trademark after registering my business or company name with the Registrar of companies and business names?”. This is a very common question in my field of practice. This article, therefore, strives to address misconceptions veiled in the question: Is there a difference between business names and trademarks? What is the difference and do we need both? The terms trade name and trademark sound similar, but it is important for business owners—especially those who are Read more […]

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Application of ADR in Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution

November 15, 2016

The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) such as mediation, arbitration and expert determination to settle disputes between private parties outside the courts has a long tradition in legal systems around the world. IP and related disputes have distinctive characteristics in that they often span multiple jurisdictions and involve highly technical matters,complex laws and sensitive information. Consequently,the disputants often look for flexible dispute resolution processes that can be customized Read more […]

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