Trademark Protection of Symbols Law and Legal Definition

Trademark law protects symbols used to identify one product and distinguish it from other, similar products. Generally, trademark law protects any symbol. However, the symbol should meet the requirements of trademarks. Drawings referred to as ‘logos’ are non-lingual symbols. They can be registered as design trademarks. A word can also be considered as a symbol. It can be registered as a lingual mark or a design mark if the trademark incorporates a design or logo in addition to the lingual components.