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Trade Mark Prosecution

Trade Mark Prosecution

We have one of the largest specialist trade mark and intellectual property teams in the North West. In particular, our lawyers have experience and expertise in trade mark prosecution issues.

We offer advice on a range of issues including:

  • Trade mark audits
  • Brand Advice and Filing Strategy
  • Clearance Searches
  • Trade mark filing and prosecution – Application, Examination, Oppositions, Cancellations, Invalidity, Revocations (for non use and reasons other than non use), Appeals, Registration and Recordals
  • Trade mark watches (using a third party watch service)
  • Trade mark renewals
  • Trade mark portfolio management and client extranet service.
  • Our team of solicitors is also able to provide similar services in relation to registered design prosecution services:
  • Filing strategy to complement patent and trade mark strategies
  • Registered design filing and prosecution – Application, Examination, Registration and Recordals
  • Design Renewals.
  • Our trade mark and design right prosecution services complement the other areas and sectors we practise, including in particular:
  • Contractual advice and Exploitation (e.g. licenses, sales, assignments)
  • Corporate advice, in particular relating to acquisitions and mergers
  • Enforcement (e.g. infringement claims and passing off actions)
  • Strategic advice relating to domain names (including recovery from third parties, cybersquatters and typosquatters)

One of the major advantages of using us for your trade mark work would be that, as part of a multidisciplinary team, our lawyers can provide corporate, commercial and general transactional and contract advice which gives us an enhanced understanding of your business and the context in which your trade mark rights are exploited and should be protected. In addition, our contentious trade mark capabilities complement our litigation, defamation and libel services.

Furthermore, by being able to deal with your trade mark issues in addition to these practice areas, we can pull together and maximize the related services provided to you.

International Trade Mark capabilities

Our team has experience in the management of UK, CTM and European and Global portfolios. Through our membership of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) we have developed networks and contacts with trusted solicitors, barristers and patent and trade mark attorneys throughout the world. Our firm also has strong contacts throughout Europe due to our membership of the Eurolegal and the Association of European Lawyers (AEL) networks.

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