The specialist Trade Marks group offers strategic advice in the development of a strong and effective trade mark portfolio as well as practical assistance with preliminary clearance searches and the filing of applications for registration of trade marks. If obstacles to the use or registration of a trade mark are encountered, the focus is upon the formulation and application of cost-effective strategies to achieve the best possible outcome. All transactional aspects relating to trade marks (for example, change of ownership or licensing) are handled by this group.
Clients are also encouraged to ask us to customise a trade mark audit programme or any ongoing trade mark portfolio management protocols that will assist in the administration and development of this important intellectual property asset of their business.
In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 our Trade Marks group was ranked Tier 1 for trade mark prosecution by the well resepected Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars survey.
For further information on our Trade Marks team, please contact Joanne Martin.