Intellectual Property

benefits of registration

Registering your trade mark gives you the exclusive right to use your mark for the goods and/or services that it covers in Afghanistan.
If you have a registered trade mark you can put the ® symbol next to it to warn others against using it. However, using this symbol for a trade mark that is not registered is an offence.
A registered trade mark:

  • may put people off using your trade mark without your permission
  • makes it much easier for you to take legal action against anyone who uses your trade mark without your permission
  • allows Trading Standards Officers or Police to bring criminal charges against counterfeiters if they use your trade mark
  • is your property, which means you can sell it, franchise it or let other people have a license that allows them to use it.