Our clients with substantial portfolios have online access to their portfolio and can run bespoke reports, self-manage ongoing deadlines and closely monitor other trade mark issues.
As the value of a registered trade mark can be undermined by misuse, care must always be taken to ensure that its strength is not diluted. We offer our clients â€˜best practiceâ€™ advice on the maintenance of their trade mark portfolios andÂ theÂ proper useÂ of their registered trade marks (either directly or by authorised users) in order to avoid such problems arising.
We advise all of our clients to follow brand guidelines in order to ensure that they, and their licensees, use their trade marks correctly. If a brand is updated the registered mark may fall into disuse, which could affect the validity of the registration and the scope of brand ownerâ€™s rights. By maintaining an ongoing dialogue with our clients we are able to ensure that their registered trade marks are current, and are being correctly used.
We offer regular reviews of our clients' trade mark portfolios to ensure that they continue to offer the most cost-effective protection for their branding. We work together to provide regular estimates to cover on-going maintenance and proposed expansion plans, enabling our clients to budget for their future trade mark protection.
In the majority of countries, trade mark registrations are renewable every ten years. We work with our clients to ensure that all renewal dates are monitored and instructions are taken in good time before a potential expiry date.Â
Once we have secured the registration of our clientsâ€™ trade marks, we provide ongoing commercial advice on how to achieve the best value from their registered rights