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 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.
News & Insights
Counterfeit websites will be blocked, but there is a cost!
Peter Byrd considers the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision in the Cartier case, concerning blocking injunctions in the UK.
Augmented reality: legal issues to consider
Future legal reform will inevitably disrupt existing augmented reality technology to some degree.
Kate O’Rourke ranked one of top 250 women in global 2017 IP rankings
Senior counsel at Charles Russell Speechlys, Kate O'Rourke, has once again been included in the global IP Stars' top 250 women in IP 2017.