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Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

Yes. The applicant can benefit from pre-filing use of the mark in the following ways:

  • Can be used as a proof of mark’s distinctive qualities
  • Can be used to overcome opposition on the ground of non-distinctiveness
  • Notorious marks that are not yet registered are protected by court against infringement

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