Trademark (TM)

A distinctive identification of a manufacture product or of a service taking the form of a name, logo, motto, and so on; a trademarked brand has legal protection and only the owner can use the mark. Trademark protection varies from country to country, and may not be available in some jurisdictions. If trademark is available under the laws of a particular country, the trademark can be registered only if it distinguishable from others registered trademarks and it contains a name, brand, label, signal, devise, or any combination of these items. A country that is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of industrial Property may recognize trademarks held in other jurisdictions. In international markets trademarks rights are transmitted and sold through International Trademark License Agreements.

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