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80% of UK Businesses Not Registering Marks

According to the UK Patent Office, more than 80% of small and medium-sized enterprises have not registered the name of their business as a trade mark. Of the entrepreneurs surveyed, 55% believe that they have protected their name enough, 44% think that they do not have enough protection and the remainder do not know. Many mistakenly believe that registering their name at Companies House alone is enough. The research was conducted as part of the Patent Office’s intellectual property awareness campaign for businesses called "What is the Key?"
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