Register your trade mark against unauthorised use

Protecting your trade mark from infringement

  • Advice on registrability of trade marks, collective marks and certification marks, including arrangement of pre-filing searches.
  • Advice on appropriate classification of goods and services for trade mark registration.
  • Filing and prosecution of UK, European Community and Madrid Protocol trade mark applications.
  • Filing and defending oppositions to UK, European Community and Madrid Protocol trade mark applications.
  • Filing and defending applications for invalidation and revocation of trade mark registrations before the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM).
  • Enforcing trade mark rights against infringers and defending our clients when accused of infringement of other parties’ trade mark rights.
  • Instructing associates worldwide in filing, prosecution and enforcement of trade mark rights overseas and in defending allegations of infringement of trade marks rights overseas.
  • Assistance with larger commercial transactions involving IP; including due diligence.
  • Advice on licensing and other forms of commercial exploitation, including assignment and recordation programmes.
  • Dispute resolution, including mediation.
  • Trade mark renewals.

What is a Trade mark?

A trade mark is any sign which distinguishes the goods or services of one business from those of another. It may, for example, be a word or words, letters, numerals, a logo, a picture, the shape of goods or its packaging, a sound or, in limited cases, a smell. 

For most businesses, trade marks define the image and quality of their goods or services and serve as an indication of the source of those goods or services. They play an active role in influencing choice and enable customers to recognise particular products or services time after time.

Want to know more? 
Download our trade mark FAQ
Need to register a trade mark or protect it from third party use? Call Fry Heath & Spence on
01293 776 880
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