“Commercially astute, and always quick to offer proactive and expert advice. They are particularly adroit at handling multinational matters.”
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.
“They have all been excellent and have always responded on a timely basis and kept me informed of progress.”
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.
Building on her international reputation for handling Intellectual Property disputes, Jill Bainbridge has just been appointed co-chair of the IP committee of our international legal network, TAGLaw.
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.
The recent case of National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Bee Moved Ltd demonstrates the dangers of falsely claiming accreditation with an association.
A night club owner has been sentenced to three months imprisonment on a suspended sentence, in addition to payment of £5,177 damages to the claimant and £17,000 in costs, for playing sound recordings in public without a licence in contempt of court.
Now that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU there will be many aspects of business life that will be affected.
Associate and Trade Mark Attorney Ben Evans has been published in the June 2016 edition of the ITMA Review.
A change will be implemented in relation to the EUIPO's interpretation of descriptions of goods and services.