Intellectual Property Searching, Registration and Portfolio Management
Most business hold an array on intellectual property rights such as trade marks, copyright works, designs, patents and domain names, however far fewer actively manage these rights.
We conduct portfolio audits to help businesses identify their assets and then to manage them through use of our specialist IP asset management software. This ensures that all relevant deadline such as renewal dates are not missed, details of disputes are kept to hand and that assignments, licences and coexistence agreements are linked to relevant rights. Clients appreciate the ability to give them online access to our software enabling them to check progress and print off reports from their own PC.
Our services include:
- portfolio audits
- specialist IP portfolio management software
- free IP data upload
- automated deadline reminders
- 24 hour client online access to their data
Sinéad Mahon and Duncan Balloch write for The Trademark Lawyer: Cadbury purple trademark case18 February 2019
In an article for The Trademark Lawyer, Sinéad Mahon and Duncan Balloch discuss the latest decision by the Court of Appeal over a trademark dispute relating to the specific shade of purple used by Cadbury's chocolate packaging.
Sinéad Mahon comments for Intellectual Property Magazine: EUIPO makes mincemeat of McDonald’s ‘Big Mac’ TM22 January 2019
Sinéad Mahon has commented in an article for Intellectual Property Magazine which discusses McDonalds recently having its 'Big Mac' and 'Mc' trademarks revoked by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Professional Representation before the EUIPO in a Post-Brexit World30 October 2018
Whilst the status of, and procedures affecting, EUTMs and other EU IP rights in a post-Brexit world are a concern for brand-owners, UK trade mark professionals face an additional headache in that there is a significant risk that their ability to represent clients before the EUIPO may shortly be lost. This is an important issue, as acting on matters before the EUIPO will account for over half of trade mark and design related revenue for many firms.
Sports Q&A - EU trade marks post-Brexit03 September 2018
We hold registered EU trade marks to protect our tournament name and logos. Post-Brexit will we still have protection in the UK?
Can we remove “limited” from the end of our company name?30 July 2018
In certain circumstances a private limited company can apply to Companies House to be registered with a name that does not have “limited” (or the Welsh equivalent) at the end. This article summarises the circumstances of this exemption.
Latest Developments in the European Commission’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement – Trade Marks and Designs22 March 2018
Since the Brexit result was first announced, there has been great deal of uncertainty for the UK (and wider EU) regarding the continuity of laws, policies, regulations and practices in relation to various facets of daily life. One of the major areas of uncertainty has been the continued protection to owners of EU registered Trade Marks and Designs.
Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 613 October 2017
Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.