“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.
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Blake Morgan lawyers named as among best in world
Law firm Blake Morgan has been recognised as a global leader in trade mark and copyright law with a listing for its intellectual property specialists in a highly-respected international directory.
On 25 September 2018 the UK Intellectual Property Office ("IPO") updated its guidance on Brexit and its impact on trade marks, specifically EUTMs.
A recent case demonstrates the growing support Courts in China are beginning to show towards brand owners. Click here to read about New Balance's success in court.
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?
After consulting on changes to patent fees last year, the UK's Intellectual Property Office ('the IPO') has now confirmed that UK patent fees will increase as of 6 April 2018...
A report by the European Commission on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights provides an insight into the scope and extent of intellectual property rights infringement in the EU. Our expert explains the report.
This case involved the use of the word ZUMA as a company name.