Every ancient civilization, including the Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese put identifying marks on products to let buyers know where to place the credit or blame for their purchases, but it wasn’t until 1266 that England passed a law actually requiring their implementation. The first lawsuit involving infringement was filed in 1618, and since then, over three billion such cases have been tried worldwide.
Trademarks are considered intellectual property, which also includes things like patents, industrial design rights, music and literature. The laws surrounding these issues are all related to unauthorized youth, but unfortunately they are often confusing and complicated for those uneducated in the legal field. Each sector of intellectual property has its own regulations, requirements and application process. It is for this reason that the small business owner seeking intellectual rights protection should consult an expert before attempting to obtain a registration.

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