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Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are obtained by registration:

  • the exclusive right to use the registered trademark
  • the right to oppose later conflicting applications
  • the right to bring a cancellation action against a later conflicting registration
  • the right to sue for infringement against a confusingly similar mark used by third parties
  • the right to license other third parties to use the trademark
  • the right to apply for seizure by customs authorities for importation of counterfeit goods
  • the right to obtain damages for infringement

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