Trademarks


A Trademark (™) is a type of intellectual property and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements.


A registered trademark confers a bundle of exclusive rights upon the registered owner, including the right to exclusive use of the mark in relation to the products or services for which it is registered. The law in most jurisdictions also allows the owner of a registered trademark to prevent unauthorized use of the mark in relation to products or services which are identical or "colourfully" similar to the "registered" products or services, and in certain cases, prevent use in relation to entirely dissimilar products or services.


But in a world where piracy and counterfeiting are rampant and the temptation to violate IP rights is strong, you can never rest easy. The changes that made global markets possible and profitable also have made theft of intellectual assets lucrative and pervasive. The need to use IP rights innovatively to maintain a competing edge has never been more pressing.


At Veljanoski Law & Patent Office Skopje, we understand the issues and provide unique and global solutions. Our global Intellectual Property practice includes professional help in order to identify, manage and protect your IP assets — or acquire those that provide a greater return. We can help you keep up with changing laws and border requirements — or work to improve them.


Patents


The term Patent usually refers to a right granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. A patent is requested by filing a written application at the relevant patent office. The person or company filing the application is referred to as "the applicant". The applicant may be the inventor or its assignee. The application contains a description of how to make and use the invention that must provide sufficient detail for a person skilled in the art to make and use the invention


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Copyright


Copyright is described under the umbrella term intellectual property along with patents and trademarks. Copyright is the set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Copyright initially only granted the exclusive right to copy a work, allowing anybody to use the work to, for example, make a translation, adaptation or public performance. The exclusive rights granted by copyright law to copyright owners have been gradually expanded over time and now uses of the work such as dramatization, translations, and derivative works such as adaptations and transformations, fall within the scope of copyright.