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Trademark Disclaimers – Use these words with caution!

What happens when you want to get a composite mark, which has both distinctive and non-distinctive elements,registered as a trademark? The answer is this – you simply have to disclaim that you claim no exclusive rights over the particular element or elements of the mark that the Registry concludes to be unregistrable standing alone on account of it being more of a generic term, to limit and define the rights of the proprietor, after which allowing you to proceed toward getting your mark registered. So basically, the disclaimer allows you to get your mark registered as a whole despite the fact that the mark contains certain words or graphic elements that cannot be registered on their own.

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