Trade Marks

Our Top Tier registered trade mark attorneys can advise on the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of trade marks, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, representing you before the UK IPO, EUIPO and WIPO.

A National Trade Mark registration only has effect in the UK and Northern Ireland. A European Union Trade Mark registration (EUTM) has effect in all member states of the European Union. The international registration of trade marks using the Madrid Protocol allows us to directly secure multi-country trade mark protection with significant savings in costs. This enables protection in up to over 90 countries. For all other countries, our extensive network of reliable overseas trade mark attorney firms means we can provide a consistent, quality service worldwide.

Our services include:

  • Advising on your choice of trade marks and their registrability
  • Trade Mark Audits and IP portfolio management to suit a range of budgets
  • Searches, investigations and strategic advice
  • Advice on filing strategies
  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting national, EU or international trade mark applications
  • Facilitating registration of trade marks overseas
  • Managing renewals of trade marks
  • Trade mark watches to identify competitors’ applications and registrations
  • Handling oppositions, cancellations and appeals
  • Negotiating amicable settlements and co-existence agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting licence agreements and assignments
  • Advising on infringement of trade mark registrations and attacks on validity
  • Advising on common law rights
  • Due diligence of trade mark rights
  • Company searches to identify and obtain brief details about UK companies

 


“A great team of specialist trade mark attorneys and practitioners. Down-to-earth, business-friendly advice from people who not only know the technicalities of trade mark law and practice here and elsewhere, but understand how trade marks work for businesses.”

Legal 500 2021 Client Testimonial


 

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Sarah Darby

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Ian Gill

Partner

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