TRADEMARKS AND BAD FAITH REGISTRATION

TRADEMARKS AND BAD FAITH REGISTRATION

OYELUDE SIMILOLUWA: ASSOCIATE: JOHNSON BRYANT

Introduction

The registration of a trademark in a certain jurisdiction confers protection and rights on the proprietor with respect to the use of the trademark. Every nation or jurisdiction also holds the obligation to protect registration and prevent trademarks piracy. There are several trademarks squatters in our jurisdiction today and efforts should be made to vacate the squatters.

Trademarks can be referred to as “brands names” used by manufacturers to identify their products[1] A trade mark can also be described as a recognizable sign,