When does the validity of a trademark start?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

The validity of your trademark can start from the date of filing or the date of registration, depending on the country. However, in most countries, you gain at least some rights right from the filing date. For example, it gives you priority over anyone who applies for an identical or confusingly similar trademark after you.

For this reason, it is advisable to file your trademark as soon as possible to prevent others from copying and damaging your brand or securing the trademark before you.

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