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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 an infringement case against third parties for using a confusingly similar mark
  • the right to license interested persons to use the trademark
  • the right to request for the seizure of counterfeit goods by customs authorities
  • the right to receive compensation for infringement
  • the right to bring a cancellation action against a later conflicting registration

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