Our partners and attorneys are highly qualified and highly experienced to advise you in all areas of Intellectual Property law. We advise start-ups, SMEs, and multinational corporations and ensure that your inventions, brands and designs are expertly protected.
Check if the domain name has been reserved for you
If it has and you want to keep it and use it then you must register the domain name by 10 June 2019
Do not let your existing domain name registrations lapse prior to registering your .uk domain name
Check if the domain is available for registration now, as it may be available to register
If you decide not to register the .uk domain name prior to 10 June 2019 then the domain name will automatically become available for anyone else to register on a first-come basis
All existing domain names with the suffixes .co.uk, org.uk, etc will still remain in effect.
If there is not an earlier domain name registered then the .uk is now available for registration by anyone
New domain name registrations with the suffixes of .co.uk , .org.uk etc registered after 10 June 2014 have no automatic right to registration of .uk
There are some exceptions to these provisions relating to government bodies and organisations previously using .gov.uk. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
How can we help?
Please check with your existing registrar or contact one of our trade mark attorneys for further assistance with this process. Contact details for our attorneys are available through our website at aathornton.wpengine.com.
At A.A. Thornton & Co. our trade mark attorneys are qualified to advise on all aspects of trade mark law. The services of our trade mark attorneys include:
Advising on your choice of trade marks and their registrability
Trade Mark Audits and IP portfolio management
Due diligence of trade mark rights
Searches, investigations and 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
Liaising with solicitors and barristers in the enforcement or defence of registered and common law rights