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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Registered intellectual property rights, such as patents, registered designs, or trade marks, are a powerful deterrent to competitors who may be “inspired” by your brand or technology. This is in large part because they are considered prima facie valid; this means, in essence, that they are valid until proven otherwise (usually by the person you’re … Read More
There are three methods widely accepted as best practice for quantifying the value of intellectual property or intangible assets: cost approach – intellectual property is valued at the historic cost of development; market approach – intangible asset value is extrapolated from similar or equivalent sale transactions that are a matter of public record (much as … Read More
Under the government’s IP Access scheme, British SME’s have until March 2022 to apply for grants of up to £5,000 total (incl. VAT) towards intellectual property costs. Since it’s a grant, not a loan, the amount, if awarded, never needs repaying, nor is it tied to any milestones or outcomes. The grant cannot be used … Read More