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trade marks


Trade marks are one of the key assets of your business, distinguishing it from your competitors. It’s therefore vital that you manage your trade mark portfolios and build protection strategies around your products and services.

Our expert team provides a comprehensive trade mark service, from clearance searches to enforcement. We offer strategic advice on all areas of brand strategy including protection, exploitation and enforcement. Our experience ranges from conducting and defending trade mark infringement and passing off litigation in the UK courts, to dealing with trade mark disputes at the Intellectual Property Office, to portfolio management as well as helping our clients negotiate agreements which enable them to fully exploit their brands and maximize the value obtained from them.

We have helped national and international companies to create, secure, maintain and exploit their brands in the UK and around the world, working closely with trade mark attorneys and a network of firms in other jurisdictions to provide you with a single point of contact for a seamless experience. We work side by side with you, ensuring we fully understand your business and commercial objectives providing you with a clear, exceptional and cost-effective solution.

what we do...

  • Strong sector experience – whether you are in retail, food and drink, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, engineering, automotive, banking, telecommunications or electronics, our team of experts has acquired extensive, in-depth knowledge and can offer significant experience in a range of sectors.

  • Our people - many of our team have worked with, been on secondment to, or worked in-house at, major corporations - we understand the issues clients experience and help them prepare for, and often avoid, the common pitfalls associated with their industry.  

  • Clear communications - all advice is delivered to clients in language that is jargon-free, straightforward and easy to understand, keeping you fully informed every step of the way.


  • Flexible pricing - from fixed fees and retainers, volume discounting to traditional hourly billing, our ‘one team’ approach delivers a transparent and competitive pricing structure to meet your needs.

  • International work – we are well-equipped to handle the international aspects of trade marks. We can quickly and cost-effectively instruct and co-ordinate foreign lawyers and IP attorneys through our close relationships with patent and trade mark attorney firms, and through Pangea Net - a non-exclusive, international network of independent law firms.


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