TRADEMARK – THE MARKETING AND BRAND REGISTRATION OF MR. CHILL & MR. FLUFFY
The importance of protection of trademark, brand, designs, slogans, logo & everything involving the Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy Company
1. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
At this moment, the Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy Company is a small start-up clothing brand. We started with a line of 11 T-shirts and would love to extend that number to 22 models in the very near future. Once the new models have been released, we want to expand our apparel to hoodies, polo shirts, caps and of course, more T-shirts. Our dream in 2023 is to create a wider range of clothing pieces within our collections & maybe even some accessories.
While we are currently a small one-location company based in Brussels, Belgium; we have been very ambitious from day one and created an international website with an online shop with global reach. We have also run from day one our ‘Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy International Charity Program’ and selected seven renowned international charity organisations to work with.
In other words, we want our small unknown start-up to become a big and well-known brand across Europe and all over the world. That is why we have invested time and effort from the very beginning in order to protect our brand name, logo, slogan and basically everything that makes our personas and company: Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy.
That sounds nice, doesn’t it? But you might be wondering: That is quite an investment, isn’t it?
It is indeed a big investment, but the risk of leaving your idea unprotected is even bigger. So, once you have something concrete and unique, it is always better to register it. We also advice to have professionals do the procedure. Experts who will guide you through the whole journey. This will become your protection shield, so, you really don’t want to mess it up. The registration has to be paid upfront and if anything goes wrong with the registration; you will have to start all over and kiss goodbye your first investment.
When we were ready to register and after exhaustive research, Mr. Fluffy found the Intellectueel Eigendom organisation from the Netherlands, a company active in BENELUX and many other European countries. Once we explained our project in depth, they agreed to manage the whole trademark registration procedure for us.
How do they do it? First, they run their own investigation to make sure a brand could be protected. Then, once they are certain of that part, they guarantee successful registration of your trademark in a European level. And that’s exactly what they did with our brand.
We, Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy, have an impressive set of skills together. However, some elements of our business really have to be run by experts in the field. As such, in terms of trademark registration, we recommend Intellectueel Eigendom company 100% and we are proud to introduce the team that made Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy a brand in the photo below. Yes, each one of the team leaders is wearing us on their chest, one Chill and one Fluffy, the best way to be.
They feel like friends now and we are certain we will have a long-term relationship, as they will also monitor our brand and keep an eye out for us internationally to ensure it is not infringed. We 💙 you bros!
2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & PROTECTION OF DESIGNS
Even as important as your trademark registration: protecting your designs, slogans and all graphic material is essential. This is to ensure you are recognised as the owner of your creations. We choose to do this at the BOIP.int – Benelux Office for intellectual Property.
This procedure is less complex and we believe it you can do it on your own. It is also more affordable to do it by yourself. However, if at any point you are not confident, ask for professional help.
Once you have registered and created an account at the BOIP, all your designs, slogans, quotes, expressions and anything that has been developed in your company, can be uploaded to their database. Your creations, such as the designs of all of our t-shirts, will be protected from the date of upload into the platform. Something very important to think about when starting a brand.
3. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, ALL OF OUR APPAREL HAS AN NFC CHIP
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a wireless connectivity technology based on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabling contactless communication between a reader and a tag. A tag is a small electronic component that can be embedded in the labels of clothing and footwear items, such as jackets, t-shirts, dresses, shoes and all kinds of apparel.
Adding an NFC tag to an object connects it to the digital world. Implementing NFC allows fashion brands to track their products & stock around the world (the most common use), create a direct two-way communication channel with consumers via their smartphone, used as an NFC reader AND ensure their authenticity.
All of our T-shirts (clothing) have a very innovative NFC chip underneath the tag that has our signature symbols 👊🏼⭐️💙. The main reason to include NFC Chips in our Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy T-shirts, is connecting people. You will see that your T-shirt encourages positive conversations; both with friends and total strangers, and that for us, is more than wonderful.
After the nice talk you have had with your new brothers and sisters, you can let them tap the NFC chip. It will take their smartphone to the product page on our website with all the information of the T-shirt including a description of the t-shirt and more photos by Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy. Just awesome!
As we mentioned before, our project is very beautiful to us and we believe it will reach sky-high heights and it will become a famous clothing brand. One that will not only be recognised for its quality and quality but also for helping people spread love and positivity.
How do the NFC chips will help us? To put it in simple terms: if there is no NFC chip in your apparel, it is a knock-off and you should put that item down. While we’re at it, you can also help us by letting us know someone is not being nice. Thank you for that 😉
We hope this info helps you start your own dream!
We love you bros and sisters,
Any questions about our brand? Don’t hesitate to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a journalist? Check our media page. There you will find our contact details for media purposes.