Trade Marks

In the business environment, your trade mark is your identity and reflects your commercial reputation. It is therefore essential to choose a suitable trade mark, protect the trade mark through registration and enforce the registration to prevent any unauthorized use by competitors (See: What is a trade mark.) Our trade mark department has extensive experience in all aspects of trade mark protection and enforcement. In particular, we can:

  • Advise on choosing a trade mark that is qualified for registration
  • Conduct pre-filing searches for conflicting rights
  • Prepare and file trade mark applications
  • Prosecute trade mark applications and deal with official objections
  • Contest third party oppositions
  • Maintain and renew trade mark registrations
  • Manage trade mark portfolios
  • Undertake a watching service for potentially conflicting trade marks
  • Advise on licensing and assignment of trade mark rights
  • Draft licence and assignment documents
  • Enforce trade mark registrations to prevent the use of conflicting trade marks by competitors
  • Register domain names and renew domain name registrations.