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.