“Operating flawlessly across the contentious/non-contentious divide, it has cultivated a well-balanced practice, making it a cost-effective out-of-London destination for one-stop shopping.”
“Blake Morgan’s in-depth understanding of the charities sector sets it apart on the highly competitive UK trademark scene.”
A brand is a major asset of any business and can help achieve a competitive advantage.
We can assist with brand protection in the following ways:
Some, but not all, designs are capable of protection through registration, either in the UK only or across the European Community. To be eligible for registration, a design must be new and original, not purely functional, and have aesthetic qualities.
The main advantage of a registered design over an unregistered design is that an unregistered design can be used only to protect against copying, whilst a registered design provides a monopoly right regardless of whether an infringer came up with their design independently with no copying.
The registration procedure is relatively quick and cheap. We are also able to advise on registrability of designs, deal with registration, exploitation and protection of your rights.
Blake Morgan's team advise and act for a wide range of clients including:
As a member of TAGLaw, the worldwide network of law firms, we can ensure that cross-border contracts work in other jurisdictions.
“Commercially astute, and always quick to offer proactive and expert advice. They are particularly adroit at handling multinational matters.”
“They have all been excellent and have always responded on a timely basis and kept me informed of progress.”
The Blake Morgan IP group are delighted to have been ranked in the 2017 World Trade Mark Review 1000.
Associate and Trade Mark Attorney Ben Evans has been published in the October/November 2016 edition of the CITMA Review.
A recent case demonstrates that a speedy and economic resolution can be achieved through domain name complaints, and that jurisdictional issues can be overcome, says Jill Bainbridge of Blake Morgan.
A number of brand owners do not consider some online platforms to be appropriate marketplaces for their products. The question being raised is how much control can a brand owner exert over a retailer with regards to how it sells the products?
A pub landlord was being sued by Football Association Premier League Limited for copyright infringement for using a IPTV box. Here is what happened next.
Paul McCartney yesterday (18 January 2017) filed papers in Federal Court in New York seeking a declaration that is entitled to reclaim the rights to a number of songs that he co-wrote with John Lennon from September 1962 to June 1971.
This case involved the use of the word ZUMA as a company name.
A Copyright licence is required to show copyrighted material such as films and TV programmes in public. Make sure your company is covered by the correct licence to avoid costly legal proceedings.
Ben Evans comments on a case where a partner in a firm of solicitors sought to prevent her former firm from continuing to use her name, both as part of the firm's name and also as part of a profile for her on their website.