Our team of experienced trade mark lawyers and attorneys can help you register, protect and exploit your intellectual property. We can help with trade marks registered in the UK, the European Union or worldwide.

Trade marking is a way of protecting your intellectual property and commercialising it. Our team can help you throughout the whole lifecycle of your trade mark – from initial registration through to selling it on. We can also help you in cases where there has been a trade mark infringement.

What Is A Trade Mark?

A trade mark is a way of protecting the elements of your brand that make it unique. Common things that are trade-marked are names and logos. But it might also be a sound, a colour or even a shape.

Registering a trade mark means that another person or business can’t copy or closely copy the things that differentiate you from your competitors.

What Trade Mark Services Do We Offer?

There are three main areas where our lawyers can support you:

  1. Filings/applications – our trade mark attorneys can help you register your mark in the country or countries that are important to your business
  2. Commercialisation – we can help you buy, sell, licence or franchise your trade mark (for both pending and granted applications)
  3. Infringements, disputes and enforcement – we can help you enforce your rights if your trade mark has been infringed, or help with other trade mark disputes.

Who Can We Help?

Our trade mark solicitors help individuals and businesses of all sizes - from lone inventors and entrepreneurs, through to multinational businesses.

We can help you with any trade mark issue, whether domestically in the UK, or globally.

Why Choose Our Trade Mark Lawyers?

With a large specialist team of trade mark attorneys and lawyers, we have the experience to help you. We treat every client individually, and can flex our team to fit around your needs.

We’re very experienced in registering, commercialising and enforcing trade mark rights and can solve many problems before they even arise.

As well as offering a full range of legal services around trade marks, we’re also a full-service law firm. That means that we can support your wider legal needs – from corporate and commercial, through to employment and real estate.

Beyond simply providing a legal service, we can work with you as strategic partners. We can help you devise an intellectual property strategy that looks at the longer term picture of what you want to get out of your rights.

Contact Us

If you need advice about a trade mark issue, our lawyers are here to help. Call us on 0808 271 2602 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.

Case Study – Intrepid Brewing Company

Our lawyers helped Intrepid Brewing Company (a micro-brewery based in Derbyshire) in a trade mark dispute with a large national company.

After the successful conclusion of the dispute, what else could we do but collaborate with them in producing a special edition ale? Watch the video to find out more about our unique partnership.

The support we have received from Irwin Mitchell has been critical. The trade mark dispute could have caused us very serious problems, but Alex and the team fought our corner with real tenacity. This allowed us to focus on what we are really passionate about, making fearlessly tasteful craft beer for you all to enjoy!”

Ben McIntyre, Intrepid Brewing Company

We were delighted to secure a successful resolution of the trade mark dispute for Intrepid. Most of my working hours are spent advising on IPR, and I’m no stranger to IPA. Combining the two to collaborate on ‘Trade Mark IPA’, helping celebrate Intrepid’s anniversary and draw attention to the value of IPR seemed like a perfect use of my time.”

Alex Newman, Partner

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We also offer the following services:

Copyright Lawyers

Our specialist copyright lawyers can help protect or commercialise your rights, as well as in cases of copyright disputes or infringements.

Design Rights Lawyers

Our specialist design rights lawyers can help you file and protect designs, as well as resolve disputes relating to registered or unregistered design rights.

Image Rights Lawyers

If you’re in the public eye, your image is a valuable commodity. Our image rights lawyers help individuals/brands commercialise, protect and enforce these rights.

Intellectual Property Audit

Get a thorough audit from our solicitors to identify your business’s IP opportunities and risks, with government funding available for growing SMEs.

Resolving Unfair Seller Account Or Listing Suspensions On Online Marketplaces

If your seller account or product listing is suspended without valid grounds, our intellectual property team can help get your account or listing reinstated and get you back to business.

Stopping IP Infringement By Sellers On Online Marketplaces

If you’re an IP rights-owner and an online marketplace seller is infringing your IP rights, our expert intellectual property team can help you strategies and tackle IP infringement head on.

Patent Lawyers

Our specialist patent lawyers can help you protect, commercialise and enforce your intellectual property rights, both in the UK and internationally.

Trade Secrets Lawyers

Our team of specialist trade secrets lawyers can help you protect and enforce your rights over trade secrets, know-how and confidential information.

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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