The attorneys in the trade marks team share many years of experience in-house, as well as in private practice, and can therefore offer sound and cost effective commercial advice.
We act for clients ranging in size from SMEs and universities to large multinationals. We have particular experience in the fields of manufacturing; pharmaceuticals (prescription and OTC); medical equipment and devices; cosmetics & healthcare products; footwear and clothing; food and drink; household goods; building products; retail services; banking and finance; publishing and education.
Our trade mark services include:
- Brainstorming and trade mark creation
- Searches, and advice on the freedom to use and register marks
- Filing applications ( UK , Community Trade Marks, Madrid Protocol and foreign)
- Inter parties proceedings such as oppositions, revocations, invalidation actions
- Maintenance and renewals
- Watching services
- Advice on infringement, and commercially-minded assistance in resolving trade mark disputes
- Drafting and recording trade mark transactions such assignments and licences
- Strategic advice on the management of trade mark portfolios, including assistance on streamlining and budgeting
- Our specialist trade mark attorneys are Anne Lacaze and Natalie Brindle.
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Georgia will become the fifth validating state of the EPO, joining Morocco, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia and Cambodia. The validation agreement is expected to come into force on 1 January 2024. Accordingly, it is likely that applicants will be able to request protection in Georgia through European patent applications filed after 1 January 2024.
In recent Technical Board of Appeal (TBA) case T0258/21 the TBA reiterated settled case law that data is required in the application as filed to support a second medical use claim. Post filed evidence was submitted, purportedly to support the technical effect of the Application. The TBA found that the post filed data should not … Read More
The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) recently answered questions referred under consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22, and has introduced a welcome relaxation in practice in the assessment of the validity of a priority claim. The EBA found the EPO to be competent to assess whether a party is entitled to claim priority, … Read More