A trade mark is a ‘sign’ (most typically a word or logo) that distinguishes your brand from those of your competitors. It can be used to prevent anyone else using the same or similar mark for similar goods and services in the territory in which you trade. If you plan to sell your goods and/or services under a brand name, then the simplest step you can take is to register that brand name as a trade mark.
A trade mark license is an agreement between a brand owner (licensor) and another party (licensee) in which the licensor permits the licensee to use its trade mark commercially. This is usually is the form of a written contract and can often vary in complexity, depending on the goods or services involved. This documents covers the benefits and risks of trade mark licensing.
Counterfeiting is the practice of manufacturing goods and selling them under a trade mark without the trade mark owner’s permission. Counterfeit goods are normally of a substandard quality and can easily become faulty, damaging the brand owner’s reputation. This document explores counterfeiting, prevention, legal measures in place, and what to do if someone has counterfeited your products.
This brochure provides an introduction to our firm, and our specialist service areas including patents, trade marks, designs and litigation.
This document provides a broad overview of the different stages of litigation.
Find out more about our designs services. We assist numerous entities – from startups to established household names to overseas attorneys – with securing strategic protection for their designs internationally.
Whether it’s the protection of the shape, colour or material of a product, our team will work with you to protect your designs. Learn some of the common questions – and answers – relating to design protection and commercialisation.
An overview of our designs service line and some top design tips!
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