Services include...

    

  • Managing International trade mark portfolios of clients of all sizes and trade sectors;

 

  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications through the UK, European Community and Madrid Protocol systems, and in jurisdictions throughout the world via long-established network of local attorneys;

 

  • Trade mark clearance searching and advising on potential conflicts of use and registration of new marks from risk mitigation and commercial standpoint, recommending future branding directions and strategies;

 

  • Carrying out IP audits;

 

  • Monitoring of worldwide registers for potentially conflicting marks, advising on third party conflict options (e.g. - oppositions, revocation and invalidity actions, infringement proceedings, passing off actions), perceived likelihood of success and commercial implications;

 

  • Representing parties before the UK and EU IP Offices, (e.g.- in opposition and cancellation proceedings), collation and submission of evidence of use and accompanying witness statements, preparing statutory declarations and skeleton arguments;

 

  • Drafting and advising on assignments, licences, undertakings and coexistence agreements;

 

  • Advising on and coordinating recordal on relevant international registers of change of owner details and transfer of ownership of IP assets;

 

  • Advising on domain names and related disputes;

 

  • Advising on company names and acting before the UK Company Names Tribunal;

 

  • Advising on and enforcing eBay’s VeRO IP rights owners programme.