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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.
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.
Hear from commercial IP lawyer Alex Watt and guests from Aston Martin Lagonda, Barker Brettell and Dummett Copp, for an insight into the 10th anniversary of our brands, advertising and marketing event.
In this three minute video Kathleen Fox Murphy talks about the costs involved in UK patent litigation and how you can reduce these costs, looking particularly at the high court shorter trials scheme pilot and the IPEC.
In this video Giles Parsons looks at the case of Schenck Rotec v Universal Balancing Limited, focusing on the experimental use defence, why it is misunderstood, and other defences to patent infringement.
In this video Mark Daniels, Head of Patents, takes a look back on the year to highlight key themes relating to patents coming out of the courts.
At London Taxi Corporation we value our intellectual property highly. The team ensures that the management and enforcement of our rights is joined up and frankly easier to manage.
I am impressed by them; they have many lawyers and are consistently impressive.
I always recommend them if asked for an opinion on the law firms that I use; they have helped me out a great deal on short notice this year.
Intellectual property is a central plank of Browne Jacobson’s full-service offering and the young, ambitious and dedicated team has been buzzing this past year.
This national outfit has gathered a host of illustrious multinationals under its wing, won over by its City-quality service at regional prices; meanwhile Pangea, its established international network of referral firms, gives it a persuasive presence on the global stage. 'Their advice is always clear and commercial, and the team's in-house and industry experience is readily apparent.' Declan Cushley is 'a pleasure to deal with. He always has his clients' interests at heart and does nothing that isn't in those interests'. Doughty litigator Peter Ellis has appeared in some of the decade's precedent-setting cases.
Advising CapitB, leading provider of fork lift and truck training, we run their enforcement programme, resolving the majority of disputes at a pre-action stage, where court proceedings are necessary, we lead on this for our client including obtaining orders for pre-action disclosures.
Providing strategic input into a game manufacturer and retailers' global trade mark portfolio, including specific advice on an extensive global brand protection programme, as well as practical advice and co-ordination of labelling and health and safety regulation, across a large number of jurisdictions issues.
We provide a fully outsourced solution to a global construction company, developing and implementing an extensive global brand protection programme, including - advising on brand protection strategy; instructing and co-ordinating the filing and prosecution of all trade mark applications; reporting and advising on issues arising in respect of the various applications; dealing with objections, oppositions and negotiating coexistence arrangements; and identifying, advising on and dealing with infringing third party use of identical or similar brands. We have also provided a 6 months full time secondment to strengthen our existing relationship.
Advising a global professional services provider on the redesign of its corporate branding to include a new logo and strapline. We helped our client to obtain the right trade mark protection, including helping them to instruct and to then manage their Swiss trade mark attorneys, who were appointed to manage the filing of the Swiss home applications to be used as the basis for their International applications.
Advising a leading high street financial services client on the protection and maintenance of an existing name and device registration of a key brand, which our client wished to refresh following a change in circumstances.
Advocate General Kolkott’s opinion on 2 December 2016 (EUIPO v Szajner - C-598/14 P) highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark opposition or invalidity appeal proceedings.
Advocate General Kolkott’s opinion on 2 December 2016 highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark opposition or invalidity appeal proceedings.
A recently reported ‘superhuman’ effort by Graham Jules forced Marvel and D.C. into submission following a dispute over the word 'superhero'.
Twentieth Century Fox has lost the first stage of its appeal against the finding it infringed Comic Enterprise Limited’s trade mark for a logo.
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