RESOURCE


Digital Tools

Content Publishing
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Buffer
Simpler social media tools for authentic engagement.
Customer Relationship Management
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Calendly
Schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails.
Trustpilot
Grow brand trust. Show brand trust.
Freshdesk
Delight your customers and win them for life.
Typeform
Goodbye forms. Hello typeforms.
Design
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Adobe Creative Cloud
Now you can take your ideas to new places
GIMP
Cross-platform image editor
Affinity
Professional Creative Software
Inkscape
Professional quality vector graphics software
CorelDRAW
Design on virtually any device
Scribus
Open source desktop publishing
eCommerce
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Chec
Customize your cart, checkout & storefront.
Sendowl
Sell More Digital Products With SendOwl.
Ecwid
Sell anywhere.
Squarespace
Look like an expert right from the start.
Payment Processing Platform
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Payoneer
GO BEYOND. Your passport to global growth.
Stripe
The new standard in online payments.
Paypal
19 million merchants rely on PayPal.

Trademark Protection

What is the difference between a trademark and a company name?

  • A trademark is a monopoly on the use of a distinctive name or logo.
  • A company name is the name of a legal entity.

The WIPO Trademark Database allows to search for existing trademarks in the Nice classification 14 and in various territories. The most strategic territories to file for trademark protection are:

  • the European Union, where a single application covers 27 countries and a market of 446,000,000 consumers.
  • the USA, a market of 328,000,000 consumers
  • Hong Kong, where some components are likely to transit if they are sourced in China.
  • China, if components are sourced there.

When a trademark application is filed, the applicant is granted a 6 month Grace Period during which no one else can file for the same trademark, in the same or in any other territory.

To budget a trademark application process, a good strategy is to wait 5 months after an application to file for another territory while still being covered by the Grace Period.

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Marcaria
Trademark protection in more than 220 countries.
Netim
Near to 900 Top-Level domain names to choose from.
Namech_k
Find an available username across multiple networks.
WIPO
The searchable Global Brand Database.
namecheckr
Check username availability across multiple networks.
WordSafety
Check for unwanted meanings in foreign languages.