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Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are established by registration:

  • the exclusive right to use the registered trademark
  • the right to file an opposition case against later conflicting applications
  • the right to file a cancellation action against a later conflicting registration
  • the right to sue third parties for infringement or for using a confusingly similar mark
  • the right to license interested parties to use the trademark
  • the right to request for counterfeit goods to be seized by customs authorities
  • the right to receive compensation for infringement

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