Advertising - Trade Marks
Our Trade Marks team can help on a wide range of intellectual property protection issues.
Clearance searches for third party IP
The risk of inadvertently infringing third party rights is ever present in the creative process. When devising a new corporate identity, brand name, logo, product design, strap line or domain name both brandowners and their agencies need to conduct appropriate searches to ensure that these are free to use. Failure to do so can lead to an unwanted dispute that may culminate in damages awards, legal expenses, significant management time burn, an embarrassing withdrawal of the offending brand and then being back at square one commencing the branding process again. This is bad news for brandowners, and perhaps even worse news for their creative agencies who may be contractually liable to their brandowner clients.
For over 20 years we have helped some of the world’s leading brandowners and agencies minimise these risk through our search services. We search trade marks both in the UK and internationally and also provide searches in respect of logos, designs ,company names, domain names and advertising straplines
We help clients protect their rights by securing trade marks, design rights and other IP as well as business names and domain names.
We manage the domestic and global IP portfolios of household names, registering and renewing their rights, helping monetise those assets, monitoring unauthorised usage and tackling infringers.
Trade Mark Round Up - Red Bull vs. Monster Energy plus other UK and EU cases from May 2022 to the new year13 March 2023
The oft-quoted maxim that “your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.” is a widely accepted truism, yet many businesses fail to take the basic steps to preserve that investment.
Lewis Silkin's 2022 trade mark round up25 January 2023
As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to pause and reflect on the most important trade mark cases and thought-provoking trade mark filing practices that we have seen over the past 6 months.
A Guide To How Trade Marks Work In Formula One. Nicholas Buckland and Ella Nawaro write for LawInSport21 February 2022
In the UK, a trade mark can be protected if it is capable of distinguishing the specific goods/services covered from those of third parties, and if the mark itself can be represented on the register in a clear in precise manner. But what does this mean in practice, and what are the implications for motorsport?
Ads & Brands Law Digest: November 202101 November 2021
Welcome to the November 2021 issue of our monthly Ads & Brands Law Digest.
Ads & Brands Law Digest: September 202106 October 2021
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Ads & Brands Law Digest: July 202127 July 2021
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Ads & Brands Law Digest: June 202128 May 2021
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Ads & Brands Law Digest: April 202105 May 2021
Welcome to the April 2021 issue of our monthly Ads & Brands Law Digest.