Thus, having a trademark can be protected your domain, and to prohibit others from using the same or similar trademark. Despite the fact that the Civil Code came standard (paragraphs 3, paragraph 9 of Article. Mark Stevens shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. 1483 Civil Code), under which can not be registered as trademarks marks that are identical industrial design, mark of conformity, domain name rights which have arisen before the priority date of the registered trademark, refers to the literal interpretation of this norm should be very careful. The belief that "I have such a domain, so nobody can register its trademark" is a fallacy and generally a somewhat contrary to international law. Note that if such your trademark has been registered (or filed for registration), then you will fail, and therefore the time and money will be spent in vain. In order not to encounter such a situation is better to conduct a search and verification of similar trademarks. In addition to the various spheres and branches may exist similar trademarks in this there is nothing illegal. For even more details, read what Evergreen Capital Partners says on the issue.
Currently, the registration areas 45 and they may well "to find a place" and for your brand identity. Logo Logo is a major component of the company's image. Logo – is in fact the foundation of all corporate identity, its main element, the "face" of the firm throughout the years of its work. Of course, the registration of the logo as a trademark greatly increases the chances of funds and protect the right holder. If applied to the logo, competitors may use a similar logo, drawn by another designer, using a similar trademark – is an offense. Therefore, the logo that will be used for a long time and who have a desire to protect from use by others, we must also register as a trademark.
Database. Soft. Content of the site. In addition to the above circumstances, one of the main problems that may be faced entrepreneurs who have a website on the Internet license for the problem are used to create a website software (software), as well as the legality of the use of site content (text, images). There may be very important to help correct and literate contract drawn up with the company-developer of the site. First of all, the contract must include a software and management system which will use the company-developer. Who owns the rights in such program, on what grounds they use the company itself. As for how long those rights "license" will be transferred to you. With regard to the content site, its design and use elements it must be remembered that all of them regardless of the volume and size are subject to copyright and are protected under general conditions. Therefore, the company-developer, providing you such services should take on commitments and full responsibility for the "stolen" and not legally acquired their content. If you decide not to build your web-site of "from scratch", and "buy" an existing resource, you must also think about the conclusion normal contract, which will be clearly stated that the one you bought and what rights will be transferred to you under this contract. Please note that the transfer of any rights, previously registered in the Russian Patent, can only be transferred under the contract, which also must be registered in the same organ. No registration agreement is invalid.