GOOD NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES!
Applications for Business Continuity Vouchers from your
Local Enterprise Board with a value of upto €2,500.00
Are now open to small business owners.
What does this mean?
Each vouchers is worth up to €2,500 in third party consultancy/advice costs and can be used by companies and sole traders to develop short-term and long-term strategies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here at Kayanne Horgan Solicitors we provide expert advice in relation to trademarks and filing a trademark in Ireland or Europe. If you’d like to trademark your company name or logo please specify this in your Business Continuity Voucher application and contact us.
The Deadline to submit your application, which takes 10 minutes on-line, is Friday the 15th of May 2020.
Follow this link to the form:
We look forward to working with you during this difficult time. Visit the LEO site at www.localenterprise.ie.
At My Trademark we believe it should be easy to start a business so we offer fixed professional fees to file a trademark.
One of the first decisions you face as an entrepreneur or business owner is to find a name for your business, product or service. Finding a good name has always been hard. But it has become increasingly difficult today – both regarding domain names for web-sites and trademarks.
For many small business owners, registering a trademark does not seem like a pressing matter when dealing with other important issues such as keeping business coming through the door and the rest. Logo registration for trademark protection often gets placed on the bottom of the “to-do” list. What you may not realise is that registering your logo/trademark is very time sensitive as a trademark application can potentially determine:
– Whether you have the legal right to stop anyone else from using upon your trademark; and
– Whether a third party has the power to literally force you to “close up shop” by stopping you from using a logo/trademark that you had
previously believed was legally yours!
So, what are the 4 steps you need to take to protect your business name/brand/goodwill?
Firstly, check the trademark registers in the countries you do business to see if the logo/name is free to use.
Secondly, register your trademark where you do business. So, either in Ireland with The Patent Office, with OHIM for a European trademark or WIPO for an international registration.
Thirdly, register the domain name for your website, if you haven’t done it already
Lastly, incorporate your company or sole trader business name by registering with the Companies Registration Office.
We provide services to help with all the above steps – so a One Stop Shop!