UK EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ATTORNEYS

 

 
 
TRADEMARK
 
 
A TRADEMARK PROTECTS  YOUR  TRADING  NAME, THE NAME OF INDIVIDUAL   PRODUCTS AND YOUR BRAND
 
WE CAN REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK IN THE UK BY FILING A BRITISH TRADEMARK APPLICATION
 
WE CAN REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK IN THE  EUROPEAN UNION BY A FILING A COMMUNITY TRADEMARK APPLICATION
 
WE CAN REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK INTERNATIONALLY  BY FILING AN INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK APPLICATION 

A trademark is a connection in the public mind between the provider and the goods and services provided. A trademark can be words, logos or pictures, or any combination. Consider the value the two words "Cocoa Cola" or the single words "Google" or "Microsoft"? A Trademark can be the most valuable part of your business. Unlike other Intellectual Property rights, a trademark lasts forever if maintained by payment of periodic trademark renewal   fees. Without registration, you trading name, brand or product name can be very difficult to protect. Register your  trademark to ensure protection. Contact us for a free of charge consultation. take advantage of out trademark attorney skills. Contact us for the latest price

There are several ways to register a trademark in the UK. We offer UK, European Community, US and International trademark attorney services.

UK TRADEMARK  REGISTRATION AT THE UK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

A trademark must be sufficiently far from other registered trademarks for the same goods or services to avoid problems in the trademark application procedure. In trademark applications and registrations, goods and services are classified into various categories and goods and services generally need to be in the same classification before problems can occur. The Patent Office checks that the mark is not identical to any others, and that the goods and services are acceptably specified.  A trademark application is subject to opposition from owners of any  other similar trademark, who will be informed by the Patent Office that your trademark application has been filed. The specification of goods and services in the trademark application may need to be limited as a result of the opposition process. If there is no opposition, or the opposition is overcome, a trademark application is automatically granted for an initial period of 10 years which can be extended indefinitely  by further periods of 10 years on payment of trademark renewal fees. A UK trademark application can be used within 6 months of filing as support for an international trademark and other foreign filing of the trademark. A trademark can be removed from the register if it is not used for a continuous period of five years. If you would like to talk to us about trademarks for you business, contact us for a free of charge consultation. Take advantage of our trademark attorney skills. Email us for the latest cost.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY TRADEMARKS

The Community Trademark  is a single European Union trademark registration covering all of the European Union countries. The European Community trademark registration procedure is similar to the UK and takes place in Alicante, Spain. Once filed, a European Community Trademark application is examined and if it is not the same as or very close to an existing European Community trademark, is advertised. Owners of any similar trademark are notified of the advertisement, and have up to three months of  the  advertisement date to oppose the trademark if they so wish, If no owner of a pre-registered European Community Trademark files an opposition, the is trademark registered in all the EU states. Otherwise, a trademark opposition requires to be argued. The result can limitation of the goods or service in the applied for trademark. The trademark application is not refused by the European Community Trademark office because of any pre-registered trademark, but  the European Community Trademark office makes a trademark search and the results sent to you.  If a European Community Trademark application is refused because of problems in some of the EU states, the trademark application can be converted into individual national trademark applications for some or all of the remaining states. Use our European Community trademark attorney skills for your benefit. Email us for the latest price

INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS-MADRID

The Madrid Agreement  and the Madrid Protocol trademark applications and registrations are administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, to allow filing of a single trademark application covering a huge number of countries, including UK and USA. All that is necessary is to have a "home" trademark registration to extend the potential trademark registration to some or all of the states. The International Trademark Application is filed with WIPO. Provided the necessary formalities are met, the trademark is registered on the International Register. The trademark is advertised. Details of the trademark are sent to the national trademark office in each country which has been designated in the WIPO trademark application. Objections to the trademark can be made by any of the national trademark offices or by filing of a trademark opposition within a period of 18 months. If this interests you, please contact us for further information. Email us for the latest cost.

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