Myths about Trade Marks
Fiction: Trade mark protection is a limited exclusive right.
Fiction: Only words or graphic representations can be registered as trade marks.
Fiction: Trade marks represented on a UK based website would not infringe trade marks in another country.
Fiction: An internet domain name registration will overcome a registered trade mark.
Fiction: Someone has a trade mark registration for a particular word so I cannot use that word as a trade mark for other classes of goods and services.
Fiction: A trade mark cannot be protected if it is not registered.
Fiction: Once you have registered a trade mark it does not matter whether you use it or not.
Fiction: Once a trade mark is registered it is quite safe to use that mark in any manner you like.
Fiction: A registered mark always takes precedence over an unregistered mark.