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Trade Marks

Our trade marks team provides innovative, commercially focussed and cost effective advice in relation to the creation, protection, maintenance, enforcement and exploitation of all aspects of a trade mark and brand, including:

  • Brand clearance and searching
  • Trade mark and design filing and prosecution
  • Watching services
  • Management of global portfolios
  • Brand audits
  • Trade mark, design and copyright infringement proceedings and passing off
  • Trade mark oppositions
  • Appeals in the UK Courts, EUIPO and CJEU

We are known for our ability to handle the most complex multi-jurisdictional trade mark disputes.

We have particular expertise in the protection of non-traditional trade marks, notably, colour and trade dress and have been involved in leading and high profile cases on the protection and enforcement of colour marks in the UK.