In most countries trademark registration is the quickest and cheapest way to ensure legal exclusivity for the use of your name. In the UK you can get common law rights just by using a name in trade BUT (i) it takes a long time to acquire the rights (ii) the scope of the rights is usually unclear (iii) it does not stop someone else using or registering your name and (iv) it is usually prohibitively expensive to stop someone else stealing your name. So yes you should always register your business names and brands as trademarks.

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Do I need to register my brand as a trademark in order to get protection?