Trade marks and registrations

“The team at Blake Morgan demonstrates the same level of skill and ability in trademarks that you see from the top London outfits.”

WTR 1000 2019

“The firm is not just a cost-effective option but a top-quality one too, which is why it attracts a long list of domestic and international clients and secures excellent results for them.”

WTR 1000 2019
Our lawyers are experts in brand protection to include trade marks and registered design applications; oppositions and revocation; trade mark portfolio management and brand strategy advice.

Main areas of practice

Protecting your brand, or brands, is crucial for your business. Blake Morgan's specialist team can assist you in developing, clearing, protecting, enforcing and maintaining your brand, or brands, throughout the world.

Regardless of your business or industry the basic steps to developing, clearing, protecting, enforcing and maintaining, a brand are:

  • Create the potential brand name/logo;
  • Conduct clearance searches to ensure that the new brand name/logo is clear to use;
  • Protect the new brand name/logo through trade mark registration(s);
  • Enforce the brand by monitoring:
    • any new applications for similar marks by using a watch service and taking action where appropriate; and
    • the market for competitors, or counterfeiters, impinging on your brand and taking action where appropriate.
  • Maintain your trade mark registration(s) by ensuring that the records are kept up-to-date, registration(s) renewed and any licences/assignments/security interests recorded.

Our specialist team, which includes a dual-qualified Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Solicitor as well as a CITMA-qualified Paralegal, can assist you with the entire lifecycle of your brand, including:

  • Brand strategy advice
  • Pre-filing advice
  • Clearance searches
  • Trade mark filing and registration in the UK, EU and territories worldwide
  • Oppositions
  • Cancellation proceedings
  • Trade mark licensing
  • Assignments and title transfer
  • Portfolio management
  • Infringement, enforcement and dispute resolution
  • Domain name advice and dispute resolution
  • Competitor analysis and investigations of use

Clients 

Blake Morgan's team advise and act for a wide range of clients including:

  • Nokia
  • Wiggle
  • Feelunique
  • Be Wiser Insurance

Other expertise

As members of TAGLaw, the worldwide network of law firms, and the International Trademark Association we can ensure that cross-border contracts work in other jurisdictions.

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“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.”

WTR 1000 2017

“Blake Morgan’s in-depth understanding of the charities sector sets it apart on the highly competitive UK trademark scene.”

WTR 1000 2017

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Blake Morgan Trademark team celebrates placing in the WTR 1000

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Leading national law firm Blake Morgan are delighted to be featured in this year's WTR 1000 list.

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