Trade Marks

A trade mark protects your brand names, logos and taglines. Our practitioners possess enviable expertise in managing the registration of trade marks before the Registries of the UK, EU and internationally. We are accustomed to overcoming official objections and third-party oppositions so as to prosecute applications successfully through to registration.

Once registered, we provide a watching service which monitors and analyses all new trade mark applications in selected territories, thereby enabling us to advise our clients on a suitable course of action if their exclusivity is challenged. We also provide a timely renewal service for registered trade  marks in all countries.

In our commitment to transparency and cost-consciousness, we always endeavour to foresee and pre-empt disputes. Our commercially astute trade mark practitioners are shrewd negotiators and provide clients with advice on various settlement options such as licences, restrictions, limitations and co-existence agreements to ensure, where possible, that litigation is avoided.

If litigation is unavoidable, we work as part of a team with learned Counsel to provide comprehensive litigation support, for instance by preparing evidence and developing arguments.