Intellectual property

Brand management and Trade marks

Your brand is your public face and encapsulates your reputation. Our team can advise on all aspects of brand management from trade mark clearance to portfolio management, licensing and enforcement. We act for a broad range of clients from famous brands to start-ups, assisting them to manage their international trade mark portfolios. Whether you need assistance conducting clearance and filing programmes, acquiring or licensing a brand, or enforcing or defending your trade mark rights through the courts, intellectual property offices or alternative dispute resolution, our specialists have the legal expertise and commercial acumen to provide creative, cost-effective solutions.

Our specialists will work with you to ensure that your brand is protected effectively from inception, providing commercially focused solutions for management, exploitation, enforcement and defence as your brand grows in profile and reputation.

Experience


Frank Industries/LNDR

Successfully acted in Frank Industries v Nike, a UK trade mark infringement and passing off case. We obtained an EU-wide interim injunction, subsequently upheld by the UK Court of Appeal. We then won an expedited trial before IPEC within 5 months of commencing litigation.   

Harley-Davidson

Acted for Harley-Davidson, one of the world's leading motorcycle companies, in trade mark infringement proceedings relating to unauthorised merchandise.

Toni & Guy

Acting for hair salon business, managing their worldwide trade mark portfolio, including several active cases in emerging markets.

Fred Perry

Acting for heritage apparel brand to manage their worldwide trade mark portfolio, including the protection and enforcement of their famous laurel wreath logo.

KPMG

Advised KPMG on brand and IP aspects of its pioneering strategic alliance with the McLaren Formula 1 team and McLaren Group's predictive analytics business.

Mulberry

Successfully represented the famous designer bag company Mulberry in numerous brand protection, trade mark and design right infringement cases.

Marks & Spencer

Acted in High Court trade mark infringement proceedings brought by Interflora arising out of Marks & Spencer's purchase of the Interflora Google Adword, and the subsequent referral to the European Court of Justice.

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