The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) had previously announced 24 March 2020 onwards as interrupted days.
Trade mark protection should ideally reflect your business operations, plans and needs. Factors such as where you are trading, which brands you are using, and which markets are commercially important are likely to be constantly changing, so a cost efficient and effective protection strategy needs careful planning. And if you are looking to extend your portfolio through acquisition, we can assist with due diligence. Indelible IP are here to work with your business to ensure that the position is regularly reviewed and a suitable strategy maintained. To find out more about our portfolio management services please get in touch.
When launching a new brand one of the key issues is “am I OK to use this”. With trade mark registrations providing one of the strongest rights to prevent use of a particular name or get up, careful searching early in the project is advisable. As well as general checks against domain names, company names and various internet searches, a thorough search of the trade mark register in the country of interest is advisable. This will take account not only of identical names, but names that are similar enough that they might create confusion and give rise to an infringement claim. Indelible IP can assist with searches and advice in your countries of interest with a searching strategy to fit with your business plans and budget. For more information on our searching services for your new brands please get in touch.
One of the strongest ways to protect your company or product/service name, logo or other features of brand and get up is through trade mark registration. In many countries these rights can be used by authorities such as Customs to seize counterfeit goods. Ideally trade mark protection should be sought in every country where you trade, but with a particular focus on those markets which are commercially important to your business. Indelible IP can assist with protecting your trade mark in the UK, EU and elsewhere around the world, depending on your business needs. To find out more about our registration services please get in touch.
Trade mark registrations are valid for a period of 10 years in most countries, and can continue for further periods if renewal fees are paid in time. Indelible IP can assist with ensuring renewal of your registered trade marks to ensure that your rights continue uninterrupted. To find out more about our renewal services please get in touch.
Disputes & Enforcement
Whilst no-one ever wants to end up in a dispute, it does unfortunately happen. Indelible IP are here to assist if you have reason to enforce, or defend your position. To find out how we can assist please get in touch.
Many Intellectual Property Offices do not take action to prevent registration of conflicting trade marks, so it is advisable to monitor what applications are being made to be in a position to keep a fortress around your valuable unique identity. Indelible IP can assist with maintaining suitable watches and advising on any potential issues which arise. For more details of our watching services please get in touch.