Trademark Rights

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Apr 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: If the name of my company is ‘widgets' and i own the URL ‘widgets.com', what happens when someone else owns ‘widgets.mobi'

who has the right to trademarks when I am in the USA and the other company is in Europe?

thank you

Answer: Trademark rights are country specific. Therefore, if you own trademark rights in only the US, then you do not have the right to stop the use of the same trademark in other countries.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.

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