Services

Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.

Sectors

Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

Trade Mark Oppositions


We will assist you in dealing with potentially conflicting third party rights, providing a cost-effective, business-driven solution.

We can, for example, run worldwide trade mark watches for your core brands, which cover all classes for identical mark protection and core nominated classes for similar-mark protection.

If we encounter a conflicting mark, we try to avoid you incurring the costs of a formal opposition wherever possible. For example, we might recommend that we should request an amendment of the scope of the application, and perhaps seek an undertaking about the applicant’s use of the mark. In any case, we aim to facilitate your decision making so that any approach to the applicant may be made in good time before the opposition deadline.

We put things into perspective by looking at the filing pattern of the applicant, and the scope of the specifications they have filed. There are sometimes clear conflicts where preventing the applicant’s registration is in your interests, and in those circumstances we will recommend filing an opposition. Once the opposition is on file, however, we will continue to attempt to reach a pragmatic settlement, to keep costs low.


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