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Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are established through registration:

  • Exclusive rights to use the registered mark
  • Right to oppose later conflicting applications
  • Right to bring a cancellation action against later conflicting registrations
  • Right to file an infringement case against third parties for using a confusingly similar mark
  • Right to license other parties to use the mark
  • Right to apply for seizure by the customs authorities for importing counterfeit goods
  • Right to obtain damages for infringement

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