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Trade marks

Protecting your brand is crucial to the success of your business, our leading Trade Mark team can help you with all your trade mark issues.

With extensive experience advising on all forms of trade mark and branding disputes and transactions, our substantial team of specialist lawyers can support you whatever situation you face.

We provide commercially relevant and tailored advice for all your day-to-day trade mark issues, helping you to protect, exploit and enforce your brand. We advise on brand creation, trade mark portfolio strategy and registration, as well as assignments, licensing and security arrangements.

We have a leading trade mark enforcement team, regularly handling infringement, passing off and enforcement proceedings, as well as trade mark licensing disputes, parallel import issues and anti-counterfeiting activities. We also advise on domain name, cybersquatting and online issues.

Representing some of the biggest names in retail, media, technology, food and beverage, sport and financial services, our team has advised on many leading court proceedings, major international arbitrations and mediations, as well as high-profile trade mark transactions.

 

Examples of work

Acting for a world famous Champagne brand on successful trade mark infringement and passing off claims against a European supplier of sparkling wine

Representing a leading UK retailer in relation to High Court, Court of Appeal, UK IPO and OHIM proceedings in relation to a disputed sports brand

Acting for a leading UK and international broadcaster on its defence of High Court proceedings for trade mark infringement, passing off and injurious falsehood claims brought in connection with one of its films

Representing a well-known consumer products brand in an international arbitration concerning trade mark licensing issues, parallel imports and counterfeits

Advising a world famous clothing brand on the acquisition of a global trade mark portfolio, security arrangements, licensing agreements and infringement disputes across multiple jurisdictions

The Team