How can I ensure the descriptions of goods and services in my trademark application are correct?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

Ensuring the accuracy of the descriptions of goods and services is essential for a successful registration. Here are a few tips to help you prepare a correct trademark application:

  • Be specific and precise: When describing your goods or services, use clear language that precisely conveys their nature and purpose. Avoid vague or generic terms that may lead to confusion. By providing precise descriptions, you help the trademark examiner understand the scope and characteristics of your offerings.
  • Consult classification systems: Utilise classification systems such as the NICE Classification or the local classification system relevant to your jurisdiction. These systems provide a structured framework for categorising goods and services and can help you accurately describe your offerings.
  • Look at similar trademarks: Trademark information is publicly available, so you can search IP offices' databases and review how similar goods or services are described by others in your industry.
  • Seek professional assistance: Consider consulting with a trademark attorney or legal professional specialising in trademark law. They can review your list of goods and services or help you draft the application from scratch so it will meet the requirements of the IP office.

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