Our Trade Mark Services

We provide a wide range of legal services relating to brands. We can carry out trade mark clearance searches and can secure appropriate trade mark protection for your brands in the UK, Europe and throughout the world. We can advise you how best to maintain strong legal rights, can review whether your protection reflects your current branding and can provide appropriate advice in the event of any disputes. We also provide a cost-effective trade mark renewal service. Our services include:

  • Clearance searches to assess whether a proposed trade mark can be registered.

  • Filing and prosecuting trade mark applications through to registration in the UK, Europe and internationally. We have established relationships with trade mark attorneys throughout the world and through which we can coordinate international trade mark filing programs. Importantly, as these relationships are not fixed, we choose the attorneys we use dependent on a client's requirements.

  • Conducting opposition, revocation or invalidation proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO), either in defence of a client’s trade mark or on behalf of a client in a proactive measure against a competitor’s trade mark.

  • Strategic management and planning of trade mark portfolios, including payment of renewal fees.

  • Competitor monitoring: we can “watch” the progress of a competitor’s existing trade mark applications and we can carry out regular searches for the publication of a competitor’s new trade marks, thus keeping abreast of their trade mark registration activity.

  • Carrying out due diligence exercises on trade mark portfolios and related intellectual property assets: these are often required by potential investors seeking an assessment of whether or not the intellectual property portfolio of interest is in good order.

For those who would like to read more about trade marks, please select the “Trade Marks – Basic Information” menu item on the left hand side of this page.