The Trade Name is the name that identifies a company in the trade and serves to distinguish it from other companies that develop the same or similar activities.
The Trade Name distinguishes the company that manufactures or sells products or performs services. On the contrary, the Trademark distinguishes the goods or services that the company manufactures, sells or lends.
The Trade Name does not need to match the company name and the same individual or company can have several trade names to identify various business activities from different sectors of trade.
In Gimeno & Juste Associates we are experts accompanying you through the whole process of filing for your Trade Name:
Before applying for registration. We provide worldwide distinctive signs background checks, by searching the OEPM, EUIPO and WIPO databases, in order to assess and detect risks of granting registration in your country of interest. We give you recommendations ensuring the better protection strategy based on your objectives.
Procedure. We file your application for a Trade Name in Spain directly or in any other country thanks to our partnership with the most prestigious agencies and correspondents in the world. We prepare and submit replies to any possible opposition or objections to your request. We write and present appeals.
Maintenance and monitoring. We notify you of the need for renewal on the registrations granted. We prepare and file oppositions challenging new applications. We write and present appeals. We prepare and submit requirements for infringement of the right of exclusivity. We provide infringement litigation support.
Transfer. Trade names may be licensed and transferred. We advise you on the revision and drafting of agreements or specific provisions on confidentiality, transfer and license rights. We register any name changes, transfers and licences.