A company in America who is selling the same product as i am here in Australia, has recently put a registered trademark logo next to a product name on their website. Does this mean the product name has been trademarked or does this mean the actual product design is patented and no one can now produce the same product?
Hi [USER=116127]@akb[/USER] – could you send me a direct message (or email if easier to firstname.lastname@example.org) with some more information and I’d be happy to review/comment further.
Typically use of an “R” symbol (®) means the NAME or perhaps logo is registered as a trademark. Patents are quite a different field.
When you say you are both selling the product, but they’ve updated to use the symbol it suggests ‘someone’ owns that trade mark, somewhere in the world. We need to look at the specific brand and businesses involved to properly evaluate – hence, please feel free to contact me privately to discuss if you don’t wish to disclose too much publicly.