Trademark Applications and Oppositions

Intellectual Property

Similar to how the ownership of your personal property is protected by law, intellectual property law (IP) protects intangible assets such as brand names, images and websites for example and how they are controlled.

Our experienced intellectual property solicitors can advise on all areas of IP and trade mark rights from registration to oppositions and trade mark infringement. We can assist you with a range of intellectual property legal issues and trade mark law including but not limited to:

  • Trade mark Applications
  • Brand Registration and Trade Mark Searches
  • Trade Mark Office Actions
  • Trade Mark Oppositions
  • Maintaining your Trade Mark
  • Design Rights
  • Defending against Trade Mark Infringement
  • Protecting your Trade Mark

Trade Mark Applications

Before you register a trade mark, there will be several processes and checks that you need to perform, including checks to ensure that it is not already being used in relation to the same or similar goods and services. Walker Rose Solicitors’ team of specialist trade mark lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide you through the entire trade mark application process, performing the relative searches and can assist you with successfully registering a trade mark.

We can assess your potential trademarks and advise if it makes sense to proceed with the process, providing you with all the available options open to you, ensuring that any time or money invested is sensible to do so.

Trade Mark Oppositions

Once a trade mark application has successfully passed the examination of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), it is published in the Trade Marks Journal. The application is then open for others to oppose its registration. Trade mark opposition is the legal procedure that allows others to try to stop a published mark going on to become registered. The entire application can be opposed, or only some of the goods or services it covers. For example, a business owner may wish to oppose to a trademark registration if they believed that their business could be at risk. For example, if the proposed trademark is too close in resemblance to theirs, or the products or brand could be confused.

The specialist trade mark team at Walker Rose Solicitors has the experience and expertise in conducting opposition proceedings in the UK. We specialise in protecting trade mark rights of UK brand owners and can work with you to reduce the risk of opposition being filed against an application, defend an objection being raised against you or raise an opposition on your behalf to potentially conflicting trade mark applications.

IP and Trade Mark Solicitors

Regardless of the complexity of your requirements or dispute, our team of highly experienced trade mark and intellectual property solicitors based in Kent, delivers sensible legal advice and can assist you with all your trade mark requirements. Our advice is always precise, resilient and affordable.

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