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
- Product designers
- Graphic designers
- Employees and employers
- Writers and publishers
Why choose our trade mark solicitors?
We’re a modern law firm with a difference. Our innovative remote operating model means that you can access expert City-grade legal advice from partner-level solicitors at a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms. Our trade mark solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 UK law firms or large international businesses. Find out more about our trade mark lawyers here:
Intellectual Property Partner
Having previously worked at top 50 firm, Walker Morris, Lindsay specialises in IP strategy, dispute resolution and IP exploitation.View profile
IP & Commercial Technology Partner
Before joining us Rob worked for Santander bank as an IP/brand management lawyer and also at Shakespeare Martineau.View profile
Intellectual Property Solicitor
Amanda joined the firm in 2016 and has over ten years of experience in providing commercial and intellectual property services for clients.View profile
IP, Commercial & Technology Associate Solicitor
Ed joins our commercial team and specialises in IT, IP and general technology related contracts, but can also advise on a range of commercial matters.View profile
Commercial Technology & Data Protection Solicitor
David is a commercial solicitor, specialising in technology and data protection. He joins us having worked as in-house counsel for the BBC and OUP.View profile
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:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
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.
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.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
I can’t sing our solicitor’s praises enough: fast, efficient, sensible and supportive. A quick and fair resolution to all queries that we have worked on together and would thoroughly recommend her to any of my contacts.
Always great to have HJ on hand
Our solicitor Sarah has been fantastic, as have Stephen and Adam.
…very efficient and helpful, especially given that it was difficult logistically with most of the directors away!
Friendly, competent lawyers
Commitment, value for money, a handle on expenses
I was looking for intelligent, fast feedback on things I couldn’t do myself. Every step of the way, Harper James have fulfilled that promise – they’ve been so responsive. It’s run as a business, not as a law firm. Anyone who’s been near a law firm knows the difference. It’s a real pleasure.
Fast, flexible access to specialists.
Knowing you have that level of legal support enables any new business to be able to move forward with more confidence. With Harper James we have that – and more.
The on-demand service we get from Harper James allows us to combine their expertise with that of our own in-house counsel. It means we can get quick and trustworthy legal advice from specialists in every legal area, as and when we need it. There are no hidden extras and the service we have received has always demonstrated an awareness of our fast-moving commercial requirements.
Harper James removes the stress for us. I know that we can get advice quickly, without some sort of golden clock being turned on when you pick up the phone. This means we can focus on running the business.
First class service – initial advice very good and then delivery on said advice. Wasn't a complicated request but can't fault the service and Lindsay would always be my go to contact for any legal work in the UK
Amanda and Gemma were extremely accommodating at the lack of time we could dedicate to supporting the trademark applications and utilised the data we supplied to complete the applications in a speedy timeframe which was very much appreciated.
Harper James Solicitors provides excellent value for money and helps to cover gaps in specialist areas of legal practice. Using an outside legal provider enables us, as a business, to better manage our internal resources, the volume of work we have and to deal with our level of overall risk. I would undoubtedly recommend them to others.