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Copyright in Trade Marks

When a trade mark contains or consists of a logo, it is likely that there is copyright in the trade mark. If so, it is important that the trade mark...

Designation of the EU via the Madrid Protocol

The European Union is a member of the Madrid Protocol and so the European Union can be designated in an International Registration so as to seek...

Domain names

The importance of trade marks is being increasingly highlighted by the rapid growth in use of the Internet. This page explains the process and some...

European Union Trade Marks - The Basics

This information is available in Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Under the European Union Trade Mark system, the proprietor of a European Union Trade...

EUTM Evidence of Use

The purpose of this downloadable questionnaire is to obtain some information regarding your use of your trade mark in the European Union (EU). We...

EUTM Opposition Procedure

This information is available in Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

This is a summary of the main aspects of opposition proceedings before the European...

EUTM Seniority

A European Union Trade Mark (EUTM)1 is sometimes filed to consolidate existing EU national registrations. Details of the national rights can be...

Extension of UK and European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs) in Overseas States and Territories

It is possible to re-register UK registered trade marks and EUTMs1 in a number of overseas states and territories.  This page lists the states and...

Frequently asked questions

Understanding your company’s intellectual property (‘IP’) assets and, more importantly, how to protect them is an essential consideration for any...

IP Audits

It is an often underappreciated fact that virtually every business generates Intellectual Property (IP).  Recognising that and identifying the IP...

Joint Applicants or Co-owners of IP

Download Joint Applicants or Co-Owners of IP Form

Sometimes you may wish to apply for (or to own) an intellectual property right (e.g. patent,...

Licensing

This page is intended as an introduction to the special considerations that apply in the licensing of brands or trade marks. Trade mark licensing can...

Madrid Protocol - Procedure after Registration

This page sets out the procedure under the Madrid Protocol after the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) has sent details of your registration...

Madrid Protocol - The Basics

The Madrid Protocol is an international system for obtaining trade mark protection for a number of countries and/or regions using a single...

Protecting your IP – post Brexit and beyond the transition period

The United Kingdom formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period is now in place until 31 December 2020 (with the possibility that...

Trade Mark or Design?

The ability to obtain European Union (EU) wide protection for designs, the broad definition of a design in the EU legislation and the fact that...

Trade Mark Watching Searches

A trade mark watching search is a check made at frequent intervals through all available official journals covering trade marks, looking for the...

Trade Marks: Licensing

This page is intended as an introduction to the special considerations that apply in the licensing of brands or trade marks. Trade mark licensing can...

Trade Marks: Use it or lose it

It is becoming increasingly important that registered trade marks  are used in order to maintain their validity and their ability to be enforced...

Transfer of IP

If you have acquired or transferred intellectual property rights, e.g. patents, trade marks and/or designs, you should be aware that there are...

UK Trade Mark Applications - Evidence of Use

The purpose of this downloadable questionnaire is to obtain some information regarding your use of your trade mark in the UK. We will then use this...

UK Trade Mark Clearance Searches

Before adopting a new trade mark or brand name, it is nearly always advisable to conduct some trade mark searching.  Indeed, it is often sensible to...

UK Trade Mark Opposition Procedure

Download Potential Opposition Against UK TM Application

Outline of Normal UK Opposition Procedure*

Unless an extension is obtained, opposition must...

UK Trade Marks - The Basics

For hundreds of years, traders have put symbols or marks on their goods to indicate their origin. There have been cases in the UK involving trade...

US Trade Marks - The Basics

Federal trade mark registrations, which cover all of the United Sates, are granted by the United States Patent & Trademark  Office (USPTO). This...

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Our IP specialists work at all stage of the IP life cycle and provide strategic advice about patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements.

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