Commonly-used symbols to identify a trademark are ® and TM. The 2 symbols are:
- ® States to a registered and secured trademark according to trademark laws.
- ™ Simply sees that the mark is being used as a trademark by the owner, but the mark is not registered or preserved under trademark laws.
Prove of the trademark registration is needed to succeed or support your trademark upon the non-use claim of any other parties. It means that the preserved trademark may be deleted upon the ground that within the time of 5 years following the date of completion of the registration procedure, the trademark has not been put to the actual use of the course in Germany by the owner or with the permission of the owner for goods or service which are protected without the right reasons for such non-use.
Registering a trademark in Germany is direct and you can find a lot of valuable material and get advice from the Intellectual Property Office of Germany. Germany follows the Nice Classification system, which is practiced in over 150 countries. The Nice Classification details goods to Classes 1 to 34, and services to Classes 35 to 45. Each class is described by a class heading, which provides general information on the type of goods or services covered.
You can find all request forms online, on our website Trademarkcart by email or phone, for personal consultations. Our specialist team will guide the whole processing of the trademark registration.