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IP Infringement on Online Marketplaces

E-Commerce is an ever-growing market, particularly in Asia where online shopping has doubled in the past 3 years. Online marketplaces have contributed to a significant proportion of this, and are now increasingly causing issues for international brand owners, due to the sale of counterfeit products. This is extremely prominent in the beauty and apparel sectors but is also encountered in the automotive, engineering and technological markets.

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  • 1 Feb 2019

EU - Trade Mark Application Timeline

A step-by-step guide to obtaining an EU trade mark.

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  • 31 Jan 2019

How To Choose Your Trade Mark

A quick guide to choosing a trade mark.

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  • 31 Jan 2019

UK - Trade Mark Application Timeline

A step-by-step guide to obtaining a UK trade mark.

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  • 31 Jan 2019

Collaborating and working with our clients

This brochure provides an introduction to our firm, and our specialist service areas including patents, trade marks, designs and litigation.

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  • 15 Nov 2017

Trade Mark Licensing

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.

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Protecting IP in your start-up

The UK start-up scene is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy and is seen globally as being at the frontline of innovation. Protecting and commercialising your IP can be the difference between being a start-up and transforming into a household name.

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Counterfeiting

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.

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What Do You Do If Someone Is Using Your Trade Mark Without Your Permission?

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. But what do you do if you feel that someone else is infringing on your trade mark?

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Trade Marks - Things You Should Know

This document explores the things you should know about trade marks and what you need to think about when protecting your brand and products or services.

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The Benefits of Securing Trade Mark Registration

Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in developing and marketing a product or service, and therefore they understandably wish the public to recognise it as being theirs and their alone. Trade marks serve this function extremely well. This document explores the benefits of securing trade mark registration.

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China: The Trade Mark Basics

This document explores the common pitfalls of overseas companies attempting to trade in China.

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New Zealand: The Trade Mark Basics

This document explores the common pitfalls of overseas companies attempting to trade in New Zealand.

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Africa: The Trade Mark Basics

This document explores the common pitfalls of overseas companies attempting to trade in the African continent.

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Hong Kong: The Trade Mark Basics

This document explores the common pitfalls of overseas companies attempting to trade in Hong Kong.

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European Union: The Trade Mark Basics

This document explores the common pitfalls of overseas companies attempting to trade in Europe.

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Canada: The Trade Mark Basics

This document explores the common pitfalls of overseas companies attempting to trade in Canada.

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Talking Trade Marks

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.

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Brand Protection - Beyond Registration

For many, brand protection will mean the registration of that brand as a trade mark in all countries of trade or manufacture. However, obtaining protection is often just the first step in a long process of consistent monitoring and action, particularly for brands that attract a following making them vulnerable to counterfeiting or copying. Once the brand is registered, there are multiple additional services that one can employ in order to protect the brand and reduce the in-house burden.

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