The trademark is defined by law as a sign that distinguishes the products or services belonging to a natural or legal person from those belonging to another natural or legal person. This sign may be verbal, may have a graphic representation, or it may be a combination of the two.

In order to be sure that you have fulfilled all legal formalities for trademark registration and that the product you own will benefit from the appropriate protection, it is advisable to hire a lawyer specialized in intellectual property, recommends Pavel, Margarit & Associates Romanian Law Firm. Thus, the trademark is a guarantee of the quality of the products.

With the help of the trademark, the products of the holder differ from those of the competition, by their quality. For the consumer, the trademark is a mean to quickly recognize a category of products and services they prefer, from products of the same nature.

Registration of a trademark at the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (SOIT) gives the holder a right of ownership for a period of 10 years. This period starts from the date of filing the deposit for the products and services designated in the application. The trademark registration entitles holder to use it exclusively. At the same time, the holder will have the right to oppose illegal counterfeiting or imitation. The deposit can be made either directly or through a trustee and can be deposited either directly with the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks registry, either by mail or online.

The rights of the trademark owner are confirmed by the trademark certificate. At the request of the proprietor, the registration of a trademark may be renewed at the completion of each 10 years period in which the trademark is protected. The renewal of the registration is subject to a statutory fee. The application for renewal of the trademark registration may be made no more than three months before the expiry of the protection period in progress. Upon renewal, the list of products and / or services protected by the trademark cannot be extended.

The fee for the renewal of the trademark registration may be paid within 6 months since the expiration of the term of protection. Renewal of the registration of trademarks is registered in the National Register of Trademarks. Once this application is filed with State Office for Inventions and Trademarks, the notice on the renewal of the trademark will be published in the Official Bulletin of Intellectual Property within 6 months.

A lawyer specialized in intellectual property will take all necessary steps to define and register the trademark in the shortest time and in the best possible conditions. At the same time, a specialized lawyer can help you if counterfeiting events occur, according to Pavel, Margarit & Associates Romanian Law Firm.

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