Trade Marks

Key facts: Trade mark solicitors

It is likely that your business will deal with trade marks at some point; whether they are your own trade marks or those of third parties. Our expert trade mark solicitors will help you protect the reputation of your business and distinguish your brand from your competitors.

  • Trade marks help to distinguish your goods and services. Protecting your trade mark is an important step in protecting your brand’s goodwill and reputation.
  • You may be able to apply for trade mark protection for a name or logo which is distinctive and can be represented graphically. Start-ups, SMEs, creatives, entrepreneurs and growing organisations can all benefit from protecting their trademarks.
  • Our trade mark solicitors can assist you in a wide range of trademark legal services, including trademark registration both in the UK and internationally, protection and enforcement domestically and abroad.
  • We can also help talk you through your options when trademark disputes or infringements happen. When it comes to contentious matters, we are strong advocates for alternative dispute resolution methods, as this approach can often be less expensive and less time-consuming for our clients.
  • Our expert trade mark solicitors will help you identify which intellectual property services and protections would best suit your needs, and the best strategies to exploit your IP.

What we do: Trade mark solicitors

Our expert trade mark solicitors have the legal skills and experience to help you understand, protect and defend your legal rights.

A trade mark can include a name, word, logo, sound, colour or any combination of those, so long as they are distinctive. A trade mark must be recognised as a sign that differentiates your goods and services from someone else’s.

As a trade mark law firm, our team of specialist lawyers can assist with a wide breadth of trade mark related matters, including:

  • Explaining your legal rights
  • Advising on whether your trade mark should be registered and, if so, how to register it
  • Filing trade mark applications in the UK and abroad
  • Defending trade marks against opposition
  • Enforcing your rights against trade mark infringement around the world
  • Advising on trade mark clauses in commercial agreements
  • Trade mark licences and franchises
  • Selling or transferring your trade marks (also known as assignment)
  • Trade mark portfolio management
  • Passing off actions

Read our Trade Mark FAQs for lots of useful information on the basics of trademark law.

Who we help: Creatives, entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups and medium to large businesses

We represent individuals and businesses with trade mark needs across various industries including technology, retail and luxury brands, and the creative industries, including:

  • Product designers
  • Developers
  • Graphic designers
  • Architects
  • Employees and employers
  • Musicians
  • Writers and publishers
  • Artists

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors from £200 per hour.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive 'City' partner-level expertise at a fraction of 'City' prices.

Enterprise

Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.

A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.

On-Demand

For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.

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A national law firm

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

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Our other locations

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