A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination
thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party
from those of others. The trademark owner can be an individual, business
organization, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a
label, a voucher, or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity,
trademarks are often displayed on company buildings.
The first modern trademark laws emerged in the late 19th century. In France
the first comprehensive trademark system in the world was passed into law in
1857 with the "Manufacture and Goods Mark Act". In Britain, the Merchandise
Marks Act 1862 made it a criminal offence to imitate another's trade mark
'with intent to defraud or to enable another to defraud'. In 1875, the Trade
Marks Registration Act was passed which allowed formal registration of trade
marks at the UK Patent Office for the first time. Registration was considered
to comprise prima facie evidence of ownership of a trade mark and
registration of marks began on 1 January 1876. The 1875 Act defined a
registrable trade mark as 'a device, or mark, or name of an individual or firm
printed in some particular and distinctive manner; or a written signature or
copy of a written signature of an individual or firm; or a distinctive label or
The owner of a trademark may pursue legal action against trademark
infringement. Most countries require formal registration of a trademark as a
precondition for pursuing this type of action. The United States, Canada and
other countries also recognize common law trademark rights, which means
action can be taken to protect an unregistered trademark if it is in use. Still,
common law trademarks offer the holder, in general, less legal protection
than registered trademarks.
The Last Brush
This brush was created our of frustration with
grill brushes that wore out prematurely, left
bristles on grill surfaces, and tired of getting
burned cleaning hot grills. This brush solved all
those problems with surgical precision. We have
had tremendous success and customers who
have purchased it have been extremely happy. I
think this is a winner !!
The best case scenario for paperwork submitting,
processing and receiving a trademark timeline is
ten (10) months. There are a LOT of things that
can go wrong so if you have the least bit of
unsureness, please reach out to someone who has.
Some errors require additional, unavoidable costs.
Cookin Wit' Gus
Our hand crafted seasonings and sauces are
manufactured and sold under this trademark.
The seasoning portfolio includes rubs, sauces,
gravy mixes, and fry coatings. All are additive
and preservative free. The coating/gravy mixes
are also available in Gluten-Free versions for our
friends with food allergies.
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