Patents and Trademarks are commonly referred to as industrial and intellectual property rights. In fact, industrial property rights are composed of the following registrations; Patents, Utility models, trademarks, trade names and industrial designs. Intellectual property is another type of record that protects artistic works.
Our website www.patentes-y-marcas.com/en is a website dedicated exclusively to industrial and intellectual property. The most important sections of our website are; The blog, the directory of professionals and the trademark search and patent search sections.
How to register a trademark
The patent and trademark blog is a specific blog where we explain the basic concepts of the registration of patents and trademarks, announce activities related to industrial property organized by the institutions that we understand may be interesting for our readers and where we write news, curiosities, desicions, comments on industrial and intellectual property in a simple and understandable language. The most read posts / articles are those that explain the price of registering a trademark or put another way how much it costs to register a trademak. The article where we explained in an objective way how to register a trademark in Spain or in the European Union is also very read. This type of articles, quite common in our blog, act as a tutorial for those who wish to register without the help of a professional their trademark or patent.
The directory of professionals in the industrial and intellectual property sector is of great interest to anyone who does not know who to work with when registering a trademark, for example. The directory is global and can be filtered according to the professional's specialty, the country or even a keyword. Curiously this section is usually used by other professionals of the sector (lawyers and patent attorneys) to decide which colleague to send a case that they can not manage alone.
Patents and Trademarks
The trademark search responds to the recurring question of how to know if a trademark is already registered. In this section visitors will find a huge directory of direct links to trademark search engines offered by Trademark and Patent Offices from different countries. Through these links anyone can know if a trademark is already registered and consequently save money and time when registering your trademark. For example, if you want to know if a trademark is already registered in Spain you must access the trademark search engine offered by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office and in the section "denominación" write the trademark to be searched for. The list that appears after clicking the "buscar marca" button is a list of all trademarks that contain the written word. Remember that not only identical trademarks already registered can be a problem, but also similar trademarks already registered.
The patent search responds to the recurring question of how to look for patents. In this section visitors will find a huge directory of direct links to the patent search engines offered by the patent offices of different countries. In most search engines you can make filters per applicant to know which patents a particular company has and you can also do a keyword filter to know what patents exist on a particular subject.
Registration of trademarks and trade names
Our portal offers, parallel to the locator or search engine, a list of direct links to the tools of different patent and trademarks offices to know the legal status of a registration. The legal status of a trademark or patent is important to know if a registration continues having effects in a certain territory or to know if that registration is going to expire soon or to know if that registration has changed hands at some point in its life. There is another section also very interesting; The marketplace of patents, trademarks and industrial designs.
How much does it cost to register a trademark
In relation to patents and utility models, it is well known that the vast majority of patentees and utility models (inventions in general) need external assistance to sell or license their invention. It is complicated in a globalized world to access the decision maker within the company who may be interested in buying or licensing an invention. For this reason there is this marketplace for patents, trademarks and industrial designs. In it, registered rights holders can advertise in a very visual and accessible way to all the world their registries with the objective that an interested person to contact him and to close the sale or license. In this section you can find all kinds of inventions. From those developed and patented by universities and technological centers to those inventions developed by an individual entrepreneur. All inventions are just as interesting for patent buyers or licensees.
There is also a marketplace for the sale of trademarks and trade names. The volume of this market is smaller since there are few sectors where trademark transfer is usually carried out in the wine and alcoholic beverages sector. The pharmaceutical sector is another sector where the sale of brands also exists on a regular basis.
Patent and Trademark FAQs
A section that is growing in number of visits of continuous way is the one of the FAQS. This section answers specific questions that our visitors make to the community. It is a place where anyone with more or less knowledge of industrial and intellectual property can ask what they want. This question is forwarded to our community who can respond by giving their point of view or recommendations. There are already more than 3000 questions asked among which the following questions stand out; "How to register a trademark" or "What is the telephone number of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office?".