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.
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’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:
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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.
Samuel B Higgs, Account Director Signal Media
Always great to have HJ on hand
Lucy Lam Po Tang, Head of Operations Kite Global Advisors
Our solicitor Sarah has been fantastic, as have Stephen and Adam.
Mark Grenside, Co-Founder Dragonfly Biosciences
…very efficient and helpful, especially given that it was difficult logistically with most of the directors away!
Adam Fraser-Harris, Finance Director Blow Ltd
Friendly, competent lawyers
Deron Beal, Executive Director Freecycle UK
Commitment, value for money, a handle on expenses
Yolanda Elena May, Co-Founder Sistaco
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.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb, CEO and Founder Nosh Detox
Fast, flexible access to specialists.
Derek Moore, CEO and Co-Founder Coffee & TV
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.
Julian Cook, CEO and Co-Founder Howamigoing
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.
Amelia Guilfoyle, Head of legal Zoopla
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.
Tom Davenport, Co-Founder TalentPool
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
Bruce Haxton, Founder The Tuk Tuk Club
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.
Jenny James, COO Findr Global
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.
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