Commercial

Trade Mark Watching

Registering your trade mark is only the first step. As the owner of a trade mark it is important that you take steps in order to protect your mark from infringement or dilution. This is of particular importance, at a time when bad faith trade mark applications are on the increase.

A trade mark watching service allows us to monitor and report to you about any third party applications to register marks which has the same as, or similar to your trade mark. This ensures that you will be in a position to oppose registrations or use of any such third party marks in good time. As part of this service we would report to you on a regular basis setting out the watch notices we have received and providing advice as to whether you should consider taking any further action against the marks identified. Regular reporting allows you to take action at an early stage in order to protect your brand, and often avoids the need to enter into protracted and expensive opposition proceedings.

We are able to offer UK, European and worldwide trade mark watching services covering nearly 200 jurisdictions, as well as any specific countries that are of particular importance to you.

 

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